Hashing is a process of applying a mathematical algorithm against a set of data to produce a numeric value (a ‘hash value’) that represents the data. This process is similar to the encryption process, you send in data that is hashed into a hash value that is an unreadable result.

Related Term: Hash Value

Additional Reading: How to Hash Passwords Securely

Source: CNSSI 4009, FIPS 201-2

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