December 9th, 2008
Creating salted hash passwords in C# - Comments Off
Hash values have many uses in computing: for storing password tokens, securing that a file hasn’t been tampered with, or to create a short semi-unique signature for a larger data set. A hash algorithm takes a data set — such as a string — and turns it into a numeric value of a certain length.
This article will go into how to create a hash of your passwords and how salting them makes them more secure.