MD5, SHA2(256), SHA2(512) hash generators are used by many IT professionals to create digital signatures or hashes. However, not all hashing algorithms are created equal.
MD5 is one of the most popular hashing algorithms today. It is often used as a simple hash generator for software downloads or websites that need a quick and easy solution to verify their integrity when they have been compromised with malware or hacked. The algorithm was not designed for security purposes and will create an MD5 hash from any given string of text, so it’s not very secure in that aspect either.
SHA-2 is considered to be the a more secure algorithm for digital
signatures. It is designed to be more secure than its predecessor,