Weak hashing library (MD5) detected
- Rule ID: java_lang_weak_password_hash_md5
- Languages: java
- Source: weak_password_hash_md5.yml
A weak hashing library can lead to data breaches and greater security risk.
According to OWASP, MD5 is considered a weak hashing algorithms and therefore shouldn't be used.
❌ Avoid libraries and algorithms with known weaknesses:
MessageDigest md = MessageDigest.getInstance("MD5");
✅ Use stronger encryption algorithms when storing data.
MessageDigest md = MessageDigest.getInstance("SHA-256");
- CWE-327: Use of a Broken or Risky Cryptographic Algorithm
- CWE-916: Use of Password Hash With Insufficient Computational Effort
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