Hashing and Encrypting – What’s the Difference?

Hashing & Encrypting - What's the Difference?

Many people often get confused when it comes to knowing the differences between hashing and encrypting. Online-convert.com has put together this article to help better explain about hashing and encrypting and what’s the difference between both of these important security tools.   What is Encryption? With so many hackers on the Internet today, without encryption, the web would be like finding a bank vault full of cash wide open with no police around. Think of

Different Hash Functions and their Advantages

Hashing Functions

In former blog entries we have talked about what encryption, encoding, and hashing are and what you possibly might need checksums and hashes for. The names of several algorithms and ciphers that can be used for creating hashes or processing encryption have been mentioned as well, yet, which system should be used for which purpose? This is the purpose of this article. Let’s have a look at different kinds of hashing and encryption ciphers you can use to produce

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

Encoding, Encryption, and Hashing

Encoding, Encryption, and Hashing

Encoding, encryption, hashing… Those three can easily be confused since they serve roughly the same purpose. Yet, there are drastic differences between them. This article will serve the purpose of telling you, which method to use for which purpose, and what distinguishes them from one another. Yet, all differences aside, encoding, encryption, and hashing do share some similarities: All three methods transform data into another format Encoding and encryption are reversible, while hashing is not