Historia Hash. Version 1.0.0 – Initial release. Version 1.0.2 – Addition of SHA256 algorithm. – Addition of DSS1 algorithm. – Addition of Algorithms menu. – Addition of Window menu. – Addition of Algorithms selector.
Hashing is the transformation of a string of characters into a usually shorter fixed-length value or key that represents the original string. Hashing is used to index and retrieve items in a database because it is faster to find the item using the shorter hashed key than to find it using the original value.