Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/175526/hashing-algorithms-and-security/
If you need to be sure that a file has been transferred or received intact and in one piece, then a hash algorithm is an excellent way to verify that. YouTube channel Computerphile discusses what hash algorithms are and how they work in their latest video.
I wish I had the depth of knowledge required to understand all of this to the very roots- so interesting!
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