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Encryption, Hashing, and Obfuscation
Unfortunately, that is our reality. In today's world of interconnected networks: Secure it, or lose it. We don't have the luxury of running insecure networks or exposing insecure data. Unfortunately, it's often our task to sell that data and try to prevent those from seeing it to profit from our work.
That's where encryption, hashing, and obfuscation come in. This article hopes to clear up some misconception in the industry as to how these technologies work and how they relate to each. In practice, they do not conflict at all. Simply put, each works best in a specific problem domain.