Re: Is MD5 outdated ?
From: Gregory G Rose (ggr_at_qualcomm.com)
Date: 18 Sep 2003 15:24:09 -0700
In article <email@example.com>,
Juergen Helbing <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>I'm personally _far_ more concerned about "random collisions" -
>which means that two guys are posting a binary with the same MD5.
>The good quesation might be: "How good is the reliability for MD5
>as a hash-code ?": We are having > 1e6 binary messages per day
>and the system should work properly for 2-10 years.
You expect the first collision after about 2^64
binaries, so at 1e6 binaries/day you should be
good for 50539024859 years approximately. SHA-1
would last 65536 times longer :-)
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