Weak encryption algorithm (MD5) used for password detected.
- Rule ID: python_lang_weak_password_encryption_md5
- Languages: python
- Source: weak_password_encryption_md5.yml
A weak hashing library can lead to data breaches and greater security risk.
According to OWASP, MD5 and its predecessors are considered weak hash algorithms and therefore shouldn't be used.
❌ Do not use encryption for passwords, wherever possible:
✅ Instead, we recommend using sha256:
OWASP Top 10
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