Generate SHA512 Hash
What is the SHA512 hash generator?
As the name says, SHA512 is on 512 bits and uses 80 rounds for the hash function.
Frequently asked questions
What are the steps for sha512 Hasher?
The steps are similar for all hash function:
- Enter your text
- Optional: Select the checkbox to include salt and specify the salt or use the default value
- Select the get hash button
- Optional: Register to use our free REST API to get the hash
What does SHA512 stand for?
Secure Hash Algorithm on 512 bits.
What's the difference between hashing and encryption?
The biggest difference is that hashing is a one-way function and encryption can be two ways. This means that from the result of hashing, you cannot get the initial value, so it's irreversible. Encryption can be decrypted.
What is salt?
The salt is a sequence of random characters combined with the initial password and the result is hashed. This is a more secure way to store passwords because hackers cannot use the dictionary method to crack the hashes.
For example, if a user's password is 123456, using a random salt will secure his passwords from a dictionary attack because password hash is different using salt than without salt.
Is it safe to use?
Currently, nobody found a collision, but there are many methods still available to crack it. To make the passwords more secure, store it using salt.
Can someone decrypt it?
No, you can natively decrypt, but someone can use other methods to find the plain text.
Is it free?
Yes, it's 100% free to use.
Do you store the results?
No, we only generate it and we don't keep anything.
There is an API available?
Yes, register for an API key and read the documentation.