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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for MD5:

  • Summarise results of Berson
  • Complete the (non-pseudocode) description of the MD5 algorithm
  • Add information about md5x one step to double md5 hashes
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Acronym MD[edit]

Acronym MD The following text was added to the lead by NetBlues on 12 January 2017 (diff):

The MD5 hash function receives its acronym MD from its structure using Merkle–Damgård_construction.

Computer people are well known for enjoying humor and there well may be a backronym explanation for what "MD" means, but given MD4 (which has the same unsourced claim diff) and RFC 1321 a good source for that assertion is needed. The text should be removed from here and MD4 if no reference is available. Johnuniq (talk) 23:46, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

The acronym MD actually refers to the term Message Digest, rather than Merkle–Damgård_construction. While Merkle–Damgård_construction is used in MD5, I could not substantiate that it was used in any previous iterations of MD* algorithms, leading me to now believe that there is no correlation between the names, and the acronyms for each are a coincidence. My original assertion is withdrawn. NetBlues (talk) 15:27, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

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