What is the difference between md5() and crc32() and sha1() crypto on PHP?
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What?s the difference between md5(), crc32() and sha1() crypto on PHP?


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November 15, 2010 at 6:11 PM

Hi everyone,

The major difference is the length of the hash generated. CRC32 is, evidently, 32 bits, while sha1() returns a 128 bit value, and md5() returns a 160 bit value. This is important when avoiding collisions.


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