A Beginner’s Guide to Hashing Algorithms: Explained and Demonstrated in Python

Hashing algorithms are a type of computer program that take an input (or “message”) and return a fixed-size string of characters, which is usually a “digest” that is unique to the original input. Some common examples of hashing algorithms include SHA-256, SHA-1, and MD5. These algorithms are commonly used to verify the integrity of data, … Read more