SHA-256 is a cryptographic hash function that was developed by the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2001. It is one of the most widely used algorithms for securing data and verifying digital signatures, due to its high level of security and efficiency. SHA-256 has been adopted by many organizations as their standard hashing algorithm, including major banks, financial institutions, government agencies and software developers. The primary purpose of SHA-256 is to generate a unique 256 bit message digest from an inputted string or file which can be used for authentication purposes or data integrity checks. The output generated by this process will always remain the same regardless of how often… Read More

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