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The incredible SHA-256 hash algorithm explained
The SHA-256 (Secure Hash Algorithm) is an algorithm that takes any digital input (like a movie file, an mp3 file, ebook, or a hard drive backup) and outputs a string of 256 bits (ones and zeroes) that are unique to that input. It’s like a fingerprint for a file.
Here’s why I think SHA-256 is intere…