Weak hashing library (MDx) detected
- Rule ID: php_lang_weak_hash_md
- Languages: php
- Source: weak_hash_md.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:
$encrypted = md5($input)
✅ Use stronger encryption algorithms when storing data.
$encrypted = hash('sha256', $input)
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