what does it mean to hash a password?

Namaste Hackers,

In Today's Post, I am Going To Write About What Does It Mean To hash A Password?

Q 1. What Is a Hash Algorithm In Cryptography?

Ans. Hash Algorithms are special algorithm to calculate sum of any arbitrary length Of Input Data But The Output Or Sum is always Of fixed Length.  In Simple Words, Hash Or Salt Is a Special Technique That Allow You Only Encryption Of Data Or Sum Of Data, Means Hash Algorithms Not Allow Decryption Of Hashed Data. Basically, In This Concept Hash use Specially Design Mathematical Random Algorithm That Always Provides Same Encrypted Cipher / Output Of Same Data, Every Time. But Interesting Thing is That, Because Of Its Special Random Design, Reverse Of Hash Algorithm Is Nearly Impossible.

Q 3. What Does It mean To hash a Password?

Ans. The Process Of Finding Sum Of Any Data Using Any Hash Algorithms Is Called Hashing, And Obtained Sum Of Data Is Called Hash. Well In Modern World Cryptography Is Actively Developing And Increasing Its Power Of Security And That's Why Their Are Several Types Of Hashes Are Available But Here, I Am Only Representing few Most Popular Hash Algorithms.

1. MD5 (Message Digest 5)
2. MD4 (Message Digest 4)
3. SHA256 (Secure Hash Function 256-bit)
4. WhirlPool

Conclusion:

Hash Value Of Any Data is Called Password Hash.

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