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Hashing Algorithm

The first concept we need to discuss in our exploration of Cryptography is that of a Hashing Algorithm. A Hashing Algorithm is a mathematical formula that takes a Message of arbitrary length as input and produces as output a representational sample of the original data. For instance, a rudimentary example of a hashing algorithm is simply adding […]


Message Integrity

In the world of secured communications, Message Integrity describes the concept of ensuring that data has not been modified in transit. This is typically accomplished with the use of a Hashing algorithm.  We learned earlier what a Hashing Algorithm does. Now we can take a look at how they are actually used to provide Message Integrity. The basic premise is […]