In Search of the Perfect Hash

The Crypto hash, that is

We hash values in order to get a digital thumbprint of data. In most cases we take data of any size and then convert it into a digital hash. For MD5 this is a 128-bit hash (32 hex characters) and for SHA-1 it is a 160-bit hash (40 hex characters).

The longer the hash, the less chance there is of getting a collision, and where two sets of data…

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Prof Bill Buchanan OBE

Prof Bill Buchanan OBE

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Professor of Cryptography. Serial innovator. Believer in fairness, justice & freedom. Based in Edinburgh. Old World Breaker. New World Creator. Building trust.