The SHA256 online generator allows you to instantly generate a SHA256 (32-byte) hash of any string or input value, which is then returned as a hexadecimal number of 64 digits.
What is SHA256?
SHA, which stands for secure hash algorithm, is a cryptographic hashing algorithm used to determine the integrity of a particular piece of data. SHA256 has become a successor to that of SHA1 because it is currently much more resistant to collision attacks, as it is able to generate a longer hash which is harder to break.
Typical Uses for SHA256
The hashing is a one-way method making it almost impossible to decrypt. This in turn means that SHA256 is ideal for challenge hash authentication, finger-printing, password validation, digital signatures, uniquely identifying files, and as checksums to detect accidental data corruption.
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