LoGiCaL__ wrote:samethings wrote:Or do you know any other example that might give me to understand where this hash is used for.
Lets say you created and were in charge of a database and one of the tables included user info. Within this table was a field called passwords. You wouldn't and shouldn't store the user passwords in plain text. If it were to get hacked the hacker would have everyone's password who was registered within the database. So before storing it in the table you would hash it and then store the hashed value instead of the actual password. When a user logs in it takes the password entered hashes it, and then compares the hashed value to that stored within the database to verify the the correct user. If your going to google this, I would also check out "salting hashes" to getter a better understanding of this concept.
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