If you have sensitive information or passwords for websites that you use, you could be a victim of identity theft and fraud. Surprisingly, hashed potatoes can actually give us a lesson in how to protect ourselves from hackers getting into our websites. You can use hashing in the Internet world, you can input your data and a random code is given something that’s completely mixed up and scramble like hashed potatoes, you receive a code that is pretty much impossible for hackers to understand and to steal from you.
- Many users will reuse passwords on many different sites causing them to be insecure
- Hashing is the easiest way to make passwords more secure with only a small amount of code required
- Hashing is like using a key to scramble data so it can not be read without your specific key
“For the hacker, it means that if and when they steal passwords, they just get a big batch of random values.”