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How secure is my password?

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 :

26BBDC66D20989E7585E021F4D21793E8E4052E05D9927F6DA68D7F561253BE9

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.

Updated on July 14, 2019

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