Weak hashing library (MD5) detected.
- Rule ID: ruby_lang_weak_hash_md
- Languages: ruby
- Source: weak_hash_md.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.
❌ Avoid libraries and algorithms with known weaknesses:
Digest::MD5.hexdigest 'weak hash'
✅ Instead, we recommend using bcrypt:
OWASP Top 10
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