[openssl-users] Is SHA hashing algorithm reversable?

James james.arivazhagan at gmail.com
Tue Apr 5 07:32:22 UTC 2016

Hello Sugumar,
There are sites that store the commonly used strings and hashed strings.
For example for hello sha2 hash is this

If you copy paste this in google, you would see hello

they dont do reverse of this hash but they hashed some commonly used
strings and kept in their DB, using this only they give the original string.

That is why we need to use a salt string along with your original string.


On Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 11:44 AM, Sugumar <sugu.ece28 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks for all the information provided. Really its very nice information.
> And one more question, if i am using a salt with the password for computing
> a hash value i need to store the salt for future reference and what about
> the scenario when attacker gets that salt and hash. That time it may be
> reversible right?
> Please tell me the correct method to use a salt with password for storing a
> passwords in a secure manner.
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