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Hash and Cipher

In SSL handshakes, what is the difference between a hash and a cipher
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Anthony Lucia
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Anthony LuciaAuthor Commented:
Is the cipher for encryption and the hast for random numbers ?
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Rich RumbleSecurity SamuraiCommented:
A hash is a one-way function, meaning it is not reversable, you have to have the same input for two hashes to match each other. You password is "pass1234" and the hash is "3e238da44a3f180f320a1e647b62b67c" If you change the pass to "pass1235" it becomes "15bfcf60821648e552fca55786070e49"
A cipher is the algorithm being used. have a look at my article here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Security/Encryption/A_12134-Choosing-the-right-encryption-for-your-needs.html
And this wiki entry:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transport_Layer_Security#Cipher
-rich
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Anthony LuciaAuthor Commented:
Excellent.
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