Convert text in MD5, SHA-1 and Base64 hash string

Convert text in MD5, SHA-1 and Base64 hash string

Generate Message-Digest Algorithm string, SHA-1 And Base64 hash string

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What is a MD5?

MD5 is a cryptographic hash function algorithm also known as "Message-Digest Algorithm 5". This string contains a series of digits generated by a unique one-way hashing procedure. Message-Digests Or MD5 are specially designed to safeguard the integrity of a piece of information, credential, data or media and to identify if there are changes and alterations to any part of a message itself.

MD5 can produce a 128-bit (16 bytes) hash value, and it is characterized by a hexadecimal number of 32 digits.

Message-Digests are protected one-way hash functions that take random-sized data and produce a fixed-length hash value.

What is a MD5 used for?

The main function of MD5 is to calculate a hash value in cryptography. While the hash function is to get blocks of data and return them with a fixed-size bit string or hash value. The data that has been utilized by hash functions is referred to as a "message"; while, the calculated hash value is "message digest".

The MD5, together with the other hash functions, is commonly used in creating digital signatures and message verification codes, indexing data in hash tables, detecting copied data, for finger-printing, to sort and identify files, and act as checksums in detecting unintentional data corruption.

MD5 hash is used to ensure the data integrity of files because the MD5 hash algorithm has a unique way of producing the same results for the same set of data. MD5 users are allowed to compare a hash of the data source with the newly generated hash on the destination of the file; this helps the user to check if the hash is intact and unaltered.

Know that MD5 hash is not an encryption but only a fingerprint of the given input. Also, you must understand that it is a unique one-way process, which means the user is not allowed to reverse a generated MD5 hash to recover the original string.

What is a SHA-1 encoding?

SHA stands for Secure Hashing Algorithm. SHA is a modified version of MD5 and used for hashing data and certificates.

SHA-1 or Secure Hash Algorithm 1 is a cryptographic hash function which takes an input and produces a 160-bit (20-byte) hash value known as a Message Digest, typically rendered as a hexadecimal number, 40 chaotic digits long.

SHA-1 is most often used to verify that a file has been unaltered. This is done by producing a checksum before the file has been transmitted, and then again once it reaches its destination.

When learning about SHA forms, several different types of SHA are referenced. SHA-2 can produce a variety of bit-lengths, from 256 to 512 bit, allowing it to assign completely unique values to every hash digest created. Examples of SHA are SHA-1, SHA-2, SHA-256, SHA-512, SHA-224, and SHA-384, but in actuality there are only two types: SHA-1 and SHA-2. The other larger numbers are just versions of SHA-2 that note the bit lengths of the SHA-2.

What is a Base64 encoding?

Base64 is a group of binary-to-text encoding schemes that represent binary data (a sequence of 8-bit bytes) in an ASCII string format by translating the data into a radix-64 representation.

Common to all binary-to-text encoding schemes, Base64 is designed to carry data stored in binary formats across channels that only reliably support text content. Some media are made for streaming text. You never know, some protocols may interpret your binary data as control characters, or your binary data could be screwed up because the underlying protocol might think that you've entered a special character combination. So to get around this, developers encode the binary data into characters. Base64 is one of these types of encodings, you can generally rely on the same 64 characters being present in many character sets, and you can be reasonably confident that your data's going to end up on the other side of the wire uncorrupted.

Base64 encoding is not a way of encrypting, nor a way of compacting data. In fact a Base64 encoded piece of data is 1.333... times bigger than the original data piece. It is only a way to be sure that no data is lost or modified during the transfer.

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