Re: Is MD5 outdated ?

From: Gregory G Rose (ggr_at_qualcomm.com)
Date: 09/19/03

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    In article <2814m.i93202@archiver.winews.net>,
    Juergen Helbing <archiver+sci.crypt@i3w.com> 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 :-)

    Greg.

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