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what is the salt in the hashing i didnt understand

what is the salt in the hashing

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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The "salt" adds an additional random factor to defend against dictionary attacks or their hashed equivalent, a pre-computed "rainbow table attack".

Even in the unlikely event that two passwords are the same, the salt ensures that their hashed representations will still be different.