Passwords & hash functions (Simply Explained)

How can companies store passwords safely and keep them away from hackers? Well let’s find out!

With all the data breaches lately, it’s likely that the password of one of your accounts has been compromised. Hackers now might know the password you’ve used, but they also might not.. To understand why, we’ll take a look at what methods a company can use to protect user passwords. We’ll take a look at encryption, hash functions and a multilayer approach!

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My encryption/decryption algorithms I have (for PHP) take in a string, add some salt, some hashing and then locks it with a key then encrypts or decrypts that with a very “quarantined” password that’s been… Treated. It’s strong asf.

Good job. Studying for Security+ exam here and the cryptography has been one thing I've found it hard to get into. It helps to have different explanations of it.

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