# md5¶

Message Digest hash

Syntax md5 x, md5[x]

Returns the MD5 (Message-Digest algorithm 5) of string x.

MD5 is a widely used, Internet standard (RFC 1321), hash function that computes a 128-bit hash, commonly used to check the integrity of files. It is not recommended for serious cryptographic protection, for which strong hashes should be used.

q)md5 "this is a not so secret message"
0x6cf192c1938b79012c323fa30e62787e


Basics: Strings