
 What is Cryptographic Hashing? MD5, SHA, and More . . .
Encryption, on the other hand, produces cipher text of which the size is directly proportionate to the original size of the data Popular Cryptographic Hash Functions MD5 The Message Digest 5 algorithm produces hashes that are 128 bits in length, expressed as 32 hexadecimal characters Introduced in 1991
 The Difference Between SHA1, SHA2 and SHA256 Hash . . .
SHA1 and SHA2 are two different versions of that algorithm They differ in both construction (how the resulting hash is created from the original data) and in the bitlength of the signature You should think of SHA2 as the successor to SHA1, as it is an overall improvement
 MD5 Encryption: Encrypting vs. Hashing
Most cryptographers are familiar with MD5 encryption, as it is one of the more common methods of hashing data today It works by producing a 16byte hash value, in the form of a 32 digit hexadecimal number When MD5 encryption was first created, it was next to impossible to discover the original string
 How to compute the MD5 or SHA1 cryptographic hash values . . .
When you apply the hashing algorithm to an arbitrary amount of data, such as a binary file, the result is a hash or a message digest This hash has a fixed size MD5 is a hashing algorithm that creates a 128bit hash value SHA1 is a hashing algorithm that creates a 160bit hash value


