FAQ – About Online Hash & Checksum Creation

Hash FAQ

Online-Convert.com is a free online conversion tool. You can convert many different files to more common formats, including audio, video, e-book, document, images and more. You can even convert across categories like text to speech or presentation to video. However, that is not all you can do on Online-Convert.com! As an additional feature you can create checksums and hashes using different algorithms. Since we get quite some questions about our hash creation, we decided to

Checksum & Hash – What are they and what do I need them for?

Checksum

In an earlier article, we have talked about the difference between encoding, encryption and hashing already. Today, we want to have a closer look at the latter of the three, the hashing function and the resulting hash or checksum. For this purpose, we will have a brief look at what a checksum is before we concentrate on what checksums are used for. What’s Hashing? Using a hashing function creates a hash or checksum which are basically a seemingly random