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I want to download the earlier version of WordPress.. Then, i see the word 'md5' there So, i click http://wordpress.org/wordpress-0.71-gold.zip.md5 , it gives me md5 codes.. What i don't understand is.. What's the use of MD5 for a file ? Can you tell me what's the advantage of using MD5 to calculate a file?
Before I begin, I tried to do some research about this subject (the Search field seems its broken and through google was a little bit painful) in the forum, so I'd like to apologise if I'm repeating it once again. I have read some articles about hashing passwords saying that md5 and sha1 are no longer safe and should use better hashing algorithms, how to hash passwords properly by avoiding double hashing, hashing with different algorithms etc etc, so I 've come up with some questions/spots that I haven't cleared them out completely. 1. Doing just this is consinder no safe, although md5 and sha