FAQ – About Online Hash & Checksum Creation

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 create this frequently asked questions (FAQ) entry for you.… Read the rest

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

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 string of numbers, letters, and special characters – depending on the algorithm used for the hashing.… Read the rest