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Did you know about SHA-256 ?
The SHA (Secure Hash Algorithm) is one of a number of cryptographic hash functions.
A cryptographic hash is sort of a signature for a text or a data file.
The hash it generates is almost-unique.And also the hash is fixed size 256-bit (32-byte) .
One more point of note here is, that this Hash is a one way function. Now what that means? It means that once encrypted it cannot be decrypted backwards.
- Password validation
- Generate secure password
- Digital signatures
- Challenge hash authentication
There are a few successors to SHA-1 and SHA-256 is one of them.
It is sha256 calculator or as you can say sha256 tool which is available online. Very easy to use and will generate hashes for you.