(TIL) Python: Salted Hash

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The salt is just a randomly derived bit of data that you prefix or postfix your data with to dramatically increase the complexity of a dictionary attack on your hashed value. So given a salt s and data d you’d just do the following to generate a salted hash of the data:

import hashlib
hashlib.sha512( s + d ).hexdigest()

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