Specifies all the hash algorithms used for hashing files and for generating the strong name.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
|A mask indicating that there is no hash algorithm. If you specify None for a multi-module assembly, the common language runtime defaults to the SHA1 algorithm, since multi-module assemblies need to generate a hash.|
|Retrieves the MD5 message-digest algorithm. MD5 was developed by Rivest in 1991. It is basically MD4 with safety-belts and while it is slightly slower than MD4, it helps provide more security. The algorithm consists of four distinct rounds, which has a slightly different design from that of MD4. Message-digest size, as well as padding requirements, remain the same.|
|A mask used to retrieve a revision of the Secure Hash Algorithm that corrects an unpublished flaw in SHA.|
A hash function H is a transformation that takes an input m and returns a fixed-size string, which is called the hash value h (that is, h = H (m)). Hash functions with just this property have a variety of general computational uses, but when employed in cryptography, the hash functions are usually chosen to have some additional properties.
The basic requirements for a cryptographic hash function are:
The input can be of any length.
The output has a fixed length.
H (x) is relatively easy to compute for any given x.
H (x) is one-way.
H (x) is collision-free.
The hash value represents concisely the longer message or document from which it was computed; this value is called the message digest. You can think of a message digest as a digital fingerprint of the larger document. Examples of well-known hash functions are MD2 and and SHA.
Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2