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Which of the following statements about the MDA (Message Digest algorithm) are true?



A. It offers 128-bit hash
B. It offers 256-bit hash
C. Its latest version is MD#5
D. Its latest version is MD#1

This question is part of Comptia Security+ Practice Exam- 2
Asked by Proprofs, Last updated: Aug 07, 2020

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F. Ray

F. Ray, Student, Kansas City

Answered Feb 21, 2019

Correct answers to this question are option A and option C
Message direct algorithm (MDA) is a commonly used hash algorithm in encryption. It offers 128 – bit hash. The MD 5 is the latest version that was first published in April 1992.

It was created by Ronald Rivest to replace an earlier hash function MD 4. The 128 – bit hashes are represented as a sequence of 32 hexadecimal digits.

The Secure Hash Algorithm 2 (SHA – 2) is a set of hash functions. It offers a hash function of SHA- 256 bit and SHA – 512.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Jun 08, 2017

It offers 128-bit hash
Its latest version is MD#5

MDA is also a hash algorithm that can be used during encryption. It provides 128-bit hash. Its latest version is MD#5.
 

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