Definitions Edit

Hashing is

the process of using a mathematical algorithm against data to produce a numeric value that is representative of that data.[1]
a process by which a password is inputted into a cryptographic hash function and converted into an unreadable, encrypted format.[2]

References Edit

  1. NIST Special Publication 800-72, Glossary, at 58.
  2. In re LinkedIn User Privacy Litigation, 2013 WL 844291, at 2 n.2 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 6, 2013).

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