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one-way hash function
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algorithm (Or "message digest function") A one-wayfunction which takes a variable-length message and produces a
fixed-length hash. Given the hash it is computationally
infeasible to find a message with that hash; in fact one can't
determine any usable information about a message with that
hash, not even a single bit. For some one-way hash functions
it's also computationally impossible to determine two messages
which produce the same hash.