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Why do many people talk about MD5 encryption instead of MD5 digest?

efteu edited in Sat, 20 Aug 2022

Just on the Internet to find MD5. JS, eye-catching many titles


All said MD5 is encrypted, but did not see reverse MD5 decryption

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commented on Sun, 21 Aug 2022

MD5 is not an encryption algorithm, so it is not accurate, but many people often say it wrong. Another is Base64, which is often wrongly called base64 encryption

commented on Sun, 21 Aug 2022

Because many people confuse the concept of "encryption" and think that it's just "encryption" after converting plaintext

commented on Sun, 21 Aug 2022

MD5 is a one-way function and cannot be decrypted reversely. Therefore, MD5 encryption is inaccurate. In fact, it is called MD5 digest, which means MD5 digest in Chinese. There are some common sayings, including base conversion, encoding, decoding, encryption, decryption, signature, signature verification and abstract.