How does a MD5 hash password field look like?

Posted on 2003-11-14
Last Modified: 2011-10-03
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My question is humble and simple:

How does a MD5 hashed password field look like?

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TooKoolKris earned 63 total points
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Here is how one looks like from a Linux MD5 hash:


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Here is a website that will create a MD5 Hash for you right on the website:

MD5 hash calculator

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Jason_Deckard earned 62 total points
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MD5 digests are 128-bits (16 bytes) long.  When represented with just 16 bytes, the digest often appears as "garbage" because parts of the digest may not map to printable characters.  For this reason, digests are often displayed in hex.

When displayed in hex, an MD5 digest appears to be 32 bytes long (because two characters are being used to represent one byte from the digest):


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