what are digest algorithms?especially,what digest means in this context?
Friday, May 18, 2007
Just coincidentally, I ran across this today:
Very simple: one-way functions. A leads to B, but it's impossible to derive A from B.
For example, A = 13, and the digest algorithm is % 5. B would then be 3, but it's impossible to find out whether A was 3, 8, 13, 18, etc, only from entering B and knowing the digest function.
(Note that this is a very very VERY basic example).
Sunday, May 20, 2007
They are one-way hash functions. Good digest algorithms result in very few if any collisions.
Mark Van Ditta
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
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