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MD5 Collision

Ned Batchelder:

Looks like the venerable MD5 cryptographic hash has developed a crack: A real MD5 collision. A team has published two different input streams which hash to the same MD5 value. Of course, because of the pigeonhole principle, everyone knew this had to happen. But no one had ever found a pair before.

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