Security+ Key Point
If you’re planning to take the Security+ exam, you might like to remember this key point.
Hashing is a one-way function that creates a string of characters. You cannot reverse the hash to re-create the original file. Passwords are often stored as hashes instead of storing the actual password. Additionally, applications often salt passwords with extra characters before hashing them.
This is one of the Remember This blocks from the CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-501 Study Guide. As a study habit, I encourage readers to repeat these key points to themselves as often as possible. The more you repeat the information, the more likely you are to remember it when you take the exam.
The CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-501 Study Guide provides additional information needed to fully understand this key point.
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