Cryptographic hash function with a 128-bit (16-byte) hash value


Cryptography function that takes random bits and a string (typically a password) and uses a one-way hash to provide a new string that can be used for authentication without providing access to the original string


Quality Example

"Encrypt the passwords with one-way encryption algorithm with a random salt like the common opinion: sha-256 is stronger than md5"

from question "A proposal for Data Transmission and Password Encryption"

More fancy

"Decode the passwords yourself and re-encode them with a salt i recommend something a little more fancy than md5"

from question "Going from unsalted to salted MD5 passwords"

More secure

"Using sha256 with a salt will be much more secure than md5"

from question "Fatfree user auth global variable"


"Bcrypt is considered the most secure way to implement password hashing with salt because it is slow - much slower than an md5"

from question "MD5 Salt Login System"

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