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Against accidental collisions, pretty much any decent hash with sufficient output size works. Even broken functions like MD5 (and soon SHA-1) are very unlikely to produce accidental collisions. Against deliberate collisions concantenating multiple hashes gives you a hash as strong as the strongest individual. But probably not stronger than that. It's ...


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If you have a 1 day experience, neither you nor your colleague can be considered as an expert in any domain. So "8 times" is not always an impressive difference… Hash functions transform an arbitrary input into a finite number. Since there is an infinite number of distinct inputs, there are "many" inputs that will be associated to the same output, whatever ...



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