Tag Archives: Hash function

How to get a job with 70 lines of code

After my recent post How to get a job with 250 lines of code there is a new challenge available, cf. followthewhiterabbit: They kindly provide a list of words containing the building blocks of the solution as well as an “anagram … Continue reading

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A hash function primer II: CRC

Today I will continue the series on hash functions with the cyclic redundancy check (CRC). It is typically used to detect errors in data transmission, but NOT for direct cryptographic applications. For definiteness we’ll consider a popular variant named CRC-32. … Continue reading

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A hash function primer I: SHA-1

Today I am starting a new series on hash algorithms, beginning with SHA-1. The goal is to review the algorithm and watch a data example being digested. It can be used as a reference and to test your own implementations … Continue reading

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