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.
Converting the string of characters like numerals, letters or symbols into a key by applying a mathematical formula.
Let’s say we have Hash
( Password )
After Hashing 5e884898da28047151d0e56f8dc6292773603d0d6aabbdd62a11ef721d1542d8
Converting data into other formats through Caesar shift to conceal the data.
With a shift, +3 alphabets of the word
After encryption “B” will become “E”
It adds additional characters to passwords before
they have been hashed.
Let’s say you have a password “money”
After Salting 8d2ac8b58ead9744d77286de9b0bcb7a894f238c3149fc9f3b1e3caff36330fe
It modifies the data from one format to another by using a publicly available scheme.
To encode a text “Data Monetization”
After Encoding “RGF0YSBNb25ldGl6YXRpb24=”
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.
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.