All You Need To Know About Hashing

All You Need To Know About Hashing. A man using the hash generator on

So, you have heard of hashing—a fundamental concept in cybersecurity and data management—but want to understand more? This article will cover why hashing is crucial, its core principles, types of hash functions, important guidelines for algorithm selection, and techniques to enhance hash security.
So, let’s get started!

What is Hashing?

Hashing is the process of scrambling a piece of information or data beyond recognition. Hash functions perform mathematical operations on plain text to produce a fixed-size string of characters, known as the hash value or digest.… Read the rest

Hashing and Encrypting – What’s the Difference?

Many people often get confused when it comes to knowing the differences between hashing and encrypting. 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.Read the rest

Different Hash Functions and their Advantages

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 checksums.… 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

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

Now, let’s have a look at the three methods of data transformation one by one before you will presented a short summary of the differences and when to use which method.… Read the rest