Hashing Algorithms - Passwords

  • Created by: arrey
  • Created on: 22-04-19 22:03

What is Is + Key info

  • "A function that converts a data string into a numeric string output of fixed length."
  • These only work one-way.
  • Most well-known of these are md5 and sha-1, though both are of less use now.
  • Even though password is eg 6 chars, md5 hash gives standard length output of 32 chars.
  • Difficult to reverse engineer a result of a hashing algorithm.

Signing up and logging in

  • When users register, assuming the site uses hashing, the hashed version


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