What Is Hashing?

March 28, 2023

Hashing is the process of irreversibly scrambling a piece of data (converting a string of characters into another value). You hash information via hash functions, algorithms that perform mathematical operations on plain text data.

The output of hashing (the so-called hash or digest value) is a unique representation of the original data. Admins use hashes for various purposes, such as verifying data integrity or storing passwords.

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