Information Security

Hash Collisions: World’s First Triple Hash Collision In MySQL(64)

In this article, I’ll try to explain as much as I can about hashes and collisions and my latest discovery of a triple hash collision while keeping things as simple as possible.

What Is A Hash:

It’s a cryptographic function, which takes some data as input, and generates a string, usually composed of hex characters.¬†Now, hash differs from a checksum.¬†Checksums are mostly made for files, to verify they’re integrity, while a hash can be both used for files and passwords(or plaintext data).