CompTIA Security Exam Practice Questions Sample SY0 501 Q291

In an effort to reduce data storage requirements, some company devices to hash every file and eliminate duplicates. The data processing routines are time sensitive so the hashing algorithm is fast and supported on a wide range of systems.
Which of the following algorithms is BEST suited for this purpose?

A. MD5
B. SHA
C. RIPEMD
D. AES

Correct Answer: B