MD5 Checksum Calculator previosuly called (RiMD5), is a tiny portable freeware utility that can be used to generate, calculate, compare and validate checksum values or MD5 (Message Digest number 5) of specified files. This checksum generator takes the input message of the chosen file and creates a resulting 128 bit fingerprint for the file. It is nearly impossible to produce two messages having the exact same message digest, hash or checksum.
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This file integrity checking software program was designed for calculating the MD5 checksum values of specified files. Here are some of its features:
- It can be used to calculate and compare the MD5 (Message Digest number 5) checksum values of files. MD5 is a widely used cryptographic hash function that generates a 32-character hexadecimal hash value unique to the content of a file.
- Comparing checksum values can be useful for verifying file integrity and detecting any changes or corruption in files.
- The software was once touted as one of the fastest MD5 checksum calculators on the market. Fast calculation times can be particularly beneficial when dealing with a large number of files.
- The tool was offered as freeware, meaning it was made available for free, and there are no associated costs for using the software.
Please note that while MD5 checksums are useful for basic file integrity checks, they are not considered secure for cryptographic purposes, such as password storage, due to known vulnerabilities. For security-critical applications, stronger and more secure hash functions like SHA-256 or SHA-3 are recommended.
RiMD5 Specifications and Download
Authors Website: Project Home
Supported OS: Windows
Release Date: July 24, 2009
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