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Strongest Encryption and Hashing Algorithms Today [closed]

Basically, I want to know what the strongest (hardest to break) encryption algorithm today is. The same goes for the hashing algorithm. Let's say I pick a super-strong password too (bonus: how long ...
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What files from the /boot partition, in addition to the MBR, must be hashed in order to detect an “evil maid” attack against LUKS-encrypted Linux?

Are boot.img, initrd, and vmlinuz adequate or should the entire contents be hashed? I am not familiar enough with the Linux boot process to answer this with confidence myself.
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Is the linux md5 password hashing considered secure?

On my RHEL6 linux is configured to use MD5 password hashing is the linux usage of MD5 for password hashing considered secure?
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Compute salt with known plaintext and hash?

I have the string that was used in a webapp with md5 hashing to come up with a hash. I also have the hash. But the md5 of the string doesn't match the hash, so I'm guessing there's a salt involved. Is ...
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How secure is it to use a password hash of a common English word as a WPA2 key?

I have a wireless router, and I want a difficult password that is still, in a way, easy to remember. I came up with this idea to take the MD5, SHA-1, SHA-256, or whatever hash of a common English ...