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Posts tagged hash

For questions about hash functions. Hash functions are mathematical functions that convert an amount of data into a small datum, typically a single integer.

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Q&A What is the difference between hashing and encryption?

According to this article: Since encryption is two-way, the data can be decrypted so it is readable again. Hashing, on the other hand, is one-way, meaning the plaintext is scrambled into a uniqu...

3 answers  ·  posted 18d ago by Julius H.‭  ·  last activity 16d ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A Should a salt be stored in the same database as the hash?

To protect against dictionary and rainbow table attacks it is well known that passwords should be salted before hashing. The salt (unique to each password) gets stored with the hash, often in the s...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by jla‭  ·  last activity 26d ago by bencurthoys‭

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Q&A Can GitHub rewrite authorship of commits?

GitHub has a setting wherein they offer to "anonymize" your user email from, say, somebody@example.com to somebody@users.noreply.github.com. I presume this is to prevent you from getting spam from ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by Michael‭  ·  edited 3mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A ELI5 these 9 methods to compare similar pictures – Hash, MD5, SHA? [closed]

Please compare and contrast – explain like I'm 5, in SIMPLE English – all 9 methods below? English isn't my first language.

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by TextKit‭  ·  closed 3y ago by Alexei‭

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