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Why should we make sure the calculated MD5 is of length 32?

I see when people write code on calculating MD5, (even in the documentation), they write like this: IntegerString[Hash[something, "MD5"], 16, 32] But I think ...
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Why does the hash of a file differ from the hash of its content?

FileHash doesn't allow arguments like FileHash[file,{"CRC32","MD5"}]; A solution could be: ...
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Default behaviour of Hash[expr] and hashing in different versions of Mathematica

In different versions of Mathematica, Wolfram silently changed the behaviour of Hash when the algorithm is not specified explicitly ...
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Why does Hash return different values in Version 7?

This function does not work correctly for me. The generated Gravatars do not match the ones actually produced by using the corresponding address. The problem was traced to differing output from the ...