MD5

Definition(s)

  • MD5 is an algorithm that is used to verify data integrity through the creation of a 128-bit message digest from data input (which may be a message of any length) that is claimed to be as unique to that specific data as a fingerprint is to the specific individual. The hash value of a file is the unique, identifying number calculated by MD5.  1  2

Notes

  1. Ibis Consulting, Glossary.
  2. Fenwick & West LLP, FWPS eDiscovery Terminology (11/6/2005). Citing SearchSecurity.com, http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,,sid14_gci527453,00.html.