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## What are the properties of secure hash function?

One of the hardest concepts my students had grasping was secure cryptographic hash functions, partially because of the number theory, but also in differentiating between the three properties of a secure hash function: **collision resistance, preimage resistance, and second preimage resistance**.

## What makes a hashing algorithm secure?

In accordance with FIPS 180-4, the hash algorithms are called secure because, for a given algorithm, **it is computationally infeasible (1) to find a message that corresponds to a given message digest, or (2) to find two different messages that produce the same message digest.**

## Which of these is the strongest cryptographic algorithm?

Answer **AES**. The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is the trusted standard algorithm used by the United States government, as well as…

## Which of the following is the * strongest * Encryption Standard or method?

**AES-256**, which has a key length of 256 bits, supports the largest bit size and is practically unbreakable by brute force based on current computing power, making it the strongest encryption standard. The following table shows that possible key combinations exponentially increase with the key size.

## What are the characteristics of a good hash function?

There are four main characteristics of a good hash function: 1) **The hash value is fully determined by the data being hashed.** 2) The hash function uses all the input data. 3) The hash function “uniformly” distributes the data across the entire set of possible hash values.

## What are the characteristics of a cryptographic hash function?

**Certain properties of cryptographic hash functions impact the security of password storage.**

- Non-reversibility, or one-way function. A good hash should make it very hard to reconstruct the original password from the output or hash.
- Diffusion, or avalanche effect. …
- Determinism. …
- Collision resistance. …
- Non-predictable.

## What are the 7 main characteristics that are needed in a secure hash function?

**What characteristics are needed in a secure hash function?**

- There should be a fixed length output generated by the hash function.
- there should be easiness for finding the hash function for a certain or given message.
- There should not be same hash value for the two different messages.

## How secure is hashing?

Hashing and encryption both provide **ways to keep sensitive data safe**. However, in almost all circumstances, passwords should be hashed, NOT encrypted. Hashing is a one-way function (i.e., it is impossible to “decrypt” a hash and obtain the original plaintext value). Hashing is appropriate for password validation.

## What’s the most secure encryption algorithm?

**The Advanced Encryption Standard, AES**, is a symmetric encryption algorithm and one of the most secure. The United States Government use it to protect classified information, and many software and hardware products use it as well.

## What is the strongest hash algorithm?

**SHA-256** is one of the successor hash functions to SHA-1 (collectively referred to as SHA-2), and is one of the strongest hash functions available.

## How secure is encryption?

Generally, **encryption is safe**. Data transmitted and stored with encryption is safer than when left unencrypted. The average user uses encryption automatically many times a day when using a web browser or mobile app. Manual file encryption is safe with responsible handling of the decryption keys.

## Which of the following is the strongest encryption technique?

**Strongest Data Encryption Algorithms**

- TripleDES.
- Twofish encryption algorithm.
- Blowfish encryption algorithm.
- Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
- IDEA encryption algorithm.
- MD5 encryption algorithm.
- HMAC encryption algorithm.
- RSA security.

## What is encryption in cyber security?

Encryption **attempts to make information unreadable by anyone who is not explicitly authorized to view that data**. People or devices can be authorized to access encrypted data in many ways, but typically this access is granted via passwords or decryption keys.