SHA-224 Hash Generator Online Tool

SHA-224 hash function online with salt option

SHA-224 Hash Function

What is SHA224?

SHA-224 (Secure Hash Algorithm 224) is a one-way encryption algorithm.

It takes an input (or a "message") and returns a fixed length string of characters.

The length of the output is 224 bits long which is 28 bytes

SHA224 Hashing Algorithm

It was created by the National Security Agency (Agency) as part of U.S. goverment Capstone Project

Its considered a very strong hash algorithm that is still widely used..

What is one-way encryption?

One way encryption is an encryption that is very easy to compute into a hash but very hard to compute on the opposite direction (decrypt).

They are often used for password storage along with a salt to avoid brute force attacks.

What do we refer as salt in encryption?

Salt is used in encryption to add additional input to a one-way hash function.

The salt value gets concatenated with the input resulting in a new generated hash.

The reason being is to protect against brute force attacks which the attacker tries a list of pre-computed table of hashes.

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