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Python - MD5 , SHA-1, SHA-256, & SHA-512 Hashing

Hashing is the transformation of any given key or string of characters into a new value. The new value is typically a short, fixed-length key that represents the original string and makes it simpler to find or use. Please note that once this hash is created and saved to the database, it cannot be changed back to your original password. MD5 hash in Python MD5 (Message-Digest algorithm) is one of the most popular hash functions. It produces a hash value of 128 bits. Originally, MD5 was designed to be a cryptographic hash function. However, it has a large number of known vulnerabilities. MD5 can still be used for checksums to check the integrity of data, but only against accidental corruption. It is still suitable for non-cryptographic uses, such as determining the partition of a specific key in a distributed database. Example:  Use hashlib.md5() method to generate an MD5 hash value from a String.   # Python3 code to demonstrate the MD5 import hashlib   # initializing the string str = &q