A Logo

Feel free to include my content in your page via my
RSS feed

Help Irongeek.com pay for
bandwidth and research equipment:

Search Irongeek.com:

Affiliates:
ISDPodcast Button
RootSecure Button
Social-engineer-training Button
Irongeek Button

Web Hosting:
Dreamhost Logo
Help Irongeek.com pay for bandwidth and research equipment:

paypalpixle


A Brief Intro To Cryptographic Hashes/MD5 (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

A Brief Intro To Cryptographic Hashes/MD5


A cryptographic hash function takes an input and returns a fixed size string that corresponds to it, called a hash. Cryptographic hashes have a lot of uses, some of which are: detecting data changes, storing or generating passwords, making unique keys in databases and ensuring message integrity. This video will mostly cover detecting file changes, but I hope it gets your mind going in the right direction for how hashes can be used. Specifically covered will be tools for creating MD5 hashes in Windows and Linux.
 

If the embedded video below does not show RIGHT click here to save the file to your hard drive.

Printable version of this article

15 most recent posts on Irongeek.com:


If you would like to republish one of the articles from this site on your webpage or print journal please contact IronGeek.

Copyright 2014, IronGeek
Louisville / Kentuckiana Information Security Enthusiast