Hashing: Securely Storing Passwords – Griff’s Grumblings

Cryptographic hash functions, or hashes for short, take an input of a variable length and produce a unique, fixed size output. Hashes are used in modern computing in a variety of ways, including password verification, file integrity validation, and file identification. Hash functions are easy to compute based on the input, but are difficult to re-compute given only the output. Because of this property, hashes are great for storing sensitive information, like passwords, in a database.

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