How does Legitly keep my password, and personal information safe?
SHA-256 has become a leading industry standard in data encryption.
If your familiar with Bitcoin – the very popular digital currency – then you might have heard of hashing. Hashing is a form of encoding, that stores information differently in a database, then what we (humans), see/read.
For Example your password might be Sarah121, however once encrypted, your once easy to remember password – could be recorded as :
Therefore, this is the data that gets stored in our database, not Sarah121.
This becomes important – because this makes ‘guessing’ or brute force entry – infinitely harder.