[Infographic] Everything You Shouldn’t Miss On Hashing, Encryption, Salting & Encoding

Do you know most companies take around six months to detect a data breach?

Yes, data is vulnerable and open at high risk while collecting, exchanging and integrating it. 

That is why algorithms of hashing, encryption, salting and encoding come to your rescue.

All the four methods are utilized for transforming data into another data format to protect the real data from fraudsters and hackers. 

Therefore, you must be aware of all kinds of data security as you deal with your customer data. 

But, these four terms can be confusing at times. 

So, have a look at this infographics to differentiate between the mechanism of these four terms clearly.

Hashing, Encryption, Salting & Encoding

Hashing

Converting the string of characters like numerals, letters or symbols into a key by applying a mathematical formula.

Hashing
What does a hash look like?

Let’s say we have Hash
( Password )
Hashing Function
After Hashing
5e884898da2804715
1d0e56f8dc6292773603d0d6a
abbdd62a11ef721d1542d8
Benefits of Hashing
Hashing

Encryption

Converting data into other formats through Caesar
shift to conceal the data.

encryption
What does a encryption look like?

With a shift, +3 alphabets of the word
Encryption
Encryption
After encryption
After encryption “B” will
become “E”
Benefits of Encryption
Encryption

Salting

It adds additional characters to passwords before
they have been hashed.

salting
What does a Salting look like?

Money
Let’s say you have
a password “money”
Salting
Salting
After salting
After Salting 8d2ac8b58ead9744d7728
6de9b0bcb7a894f238c314
9fc9f3b1e3caff36330fe
Benefits of Salting
Salting

Encoding

It modifies the data from one format to another by using a publicly available scheme.

encoding
What does a Encoding look like?
Data Monetization
To encode a text “Data Monetization”
Encoding
Encoding
After encoding
After Encoding “RGF0YSBNb25ldGl6
YXRpb24=”
Benefits of Encoding
Encoding

After going through all the four processes of hashing, encryption, salting and encoding, you get the fundamental differences between them. 

And all of them are some way or the other related to each other and used for distinct purposes. 

All these processes are extensively used to keep your customer data safe. So, you are secure while sharing your data in the online ecosystem

Your data would be safe and secure from the process of being collected, integrated and analysed by the complex algorithms of hashing, encryption, salting and encoding. 

Aditi L

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