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Jun 24, 2014

What is MD5 Checksum?

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    Jun 24, 2014

    A 32-character hexadecimal number which is computed on a file is an MD5 checksum. It can be possible that two files have same MD5 checksum value, if it happens, then two files are same. It was designed by Ron Rivest in 1991. It was developed for the security purposes of the softwares. You might have seen many cases where softwares are not original. The originality of the softwares can be checked by the MD5 checksum. The original software generates a 32 character hexadecimal number. If you test any software and while doing testing if you find 32 character hexadecimal number same as the number given by the software, then it is original, but if you find any change in the 32-character hexadecimal number, then it's not original.

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