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Hashing has become a critical part of the information security landscape, from adding an extra layer of security when you store data, to verifying the integrity of files. This lab will test your ability to both generate and decode hashes. The hashing algorithms used in these labs are utilized every day in corporate environments. By knowing how to generate hashes users can ensure and verify data integrity. Being able to crack hashes gives an auditor the ability to validate the strength of passwords generated by their users