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About this tool:
Hash Generator Tool generates an Online Base64, MD5, & SHA1 Encryption of any Text, String, or a Password. Just enter the String and Create the Base64, MD5, & SHA1 encrypted string instantly.
The hashing technique is used in the tech industry for multiple reasons ranging from password generation/verification, checksum, file integration verification, etc.
However, all the hashing techniques that are present have two prominent features.
- The hash functions' output is of fixed length and can vary depending upon the hash function you use, but for a particular hash function, the Hash's length would not change.
- Hash functions are compressed functions. Therefore, its output is referred to as digest.
Note: A hash is non-invertible and cannot be reverse-engineered.
There are two such rules that every hash algorithm must follow.
- The original message should not be derivable from the message digest generated.
- The two different messages should never have the same message digest.
SHA stands for Secure Hashing Algorithm. SHA1 Hash is a hashing algorithm tool used to generate a 160-bit value.
The process is simple. The message is divided into n number of parts, each with the size of 448 bits. The padding of 64 bits is added to each part to convert it into a total length of 512 bits. These 512 bits are put in the compression function along with the 160 bits of compressed output. In the end, we have a predefined value for the 160 bit value for the first time we carry this out.
No doubt that the SHA1 algorithm is complicated, but the good news is that it is not in use any longer because it has been cracked and not been safe anymore.
MD5 stands for Message-Digest Algorithm 5. Ronald Rivest invented a cryptographic hash function algorithm in 1991.
It is a hash algorithm, so it follows the rules of the hash algorithm.
In input, MD5 takes up a random text or binary data and, in the output, generates them into a fixed-sized hash value. However, the input data can be of any length or size, but the output hash value's size can be 128 bits (16 bytes) and permanently fixed at 32 digit hex.
MD5 use cases are:
- In generating passwords and storing them for later authentication of users and admins in MySQL databases.
- For keeping the credit card numbers, and other sensitive data in databases.
- In the creation of message verification codes and digital signatures.
- For hash tables data indexing.
- For copied data detection and fingerprinting.
- To sort and identify files and to ensure the data integrity of the files.
- To act as checksums in detecting unintentional data corruption.
However, you cannot perform reverse engineering on MD5 hash data because it provides a one-way hashing procedure. And it is not an encryption scheme. It provides the hash value of the given data, so you cannot decrypt it.
But some people ask, is there a possibility of collisions? But for that, you have to hash 6 billion files/second for 100 years.
Encoding is the process of converting the information into some specific form.
Base64 encoding is a binary to ASCII encoding scheme. It used 64 characters that are present in the majority of character sets. These 64 characters are not used as controlled characters on the internet. So in base 64 encoding, you are confident that your data will arrive at the destination without interruption and hurdle.
In base64, the data is broken down into 24 bits, further broken down into four packs of 6 bits. These 6 bits reflect the character supported by the characters set in the base 64 scheme.
To use the Base64 Encoding, MD5, & SHA1 Generator Tool, perform the following steps.
- Open the Base64 Encoding, MD5, & SHA1 Generator Tool.
- Enter the string in the space provided.
- Click on the "Generate" button.
- The tool will give you the data in MD5, SHA1, and Base64 encoded format.