There are many hash functions defined in the " hashlib " library in python.
This article is about the explanation and operation of the MD5 hash.
This hash function takes a sequence of bytes and returns 128- a bit hash value which is commonly used to check data integrity but has security concerns.
The code below demonstrates an MD5 hash that takes bytes and is output as bytes.
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Output: p >
The byte equivalent of hash is: b`xf1xe0ix ~ xcetSx1dx11% Yx94 hq`
Explanation: The above code occupies a byte and can be received by a hash function. The md5 hash function encodes it, and then digest () outputs the encoded byte equivalent string.
The code below shows how to take a string as input and output hexadecimal equivalent of the encoded value. P >
The hexadecimal equivalent of hash is: f1e069787ece74531d112559945c6871
Explanation: The above code takes a string and converts it to byte equivalent using encode () so that it can be when nat hash function. The md5 hash function encodes it and then uses hexdigest () to output the hexadecimal equivalent encoded string.