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We Didn't Encrypt Your Password, We Hashed It. Here's What That Means, And Why You Should Still Change It If It's Breached
You've possibly just found out you're in a data breach. The organisation involved may have contacted you and advised your password was exposed but fortunately, they encrypted it. But you should change it anyway. Huh? Isn't the whole point of encryption that it protects data when exposed to unintended parties? Ah, yes, but it wasn't encrypted it was hashed and therein lies a key difference.

"A password hash is a representation of your password that can't be reversed, but the original password may still be determined if someone hashes it again and gets the same result."

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You've possibly just found out you're in a data breach. The organisation involved may have contacted you and advised your password was exposed but fortunately, they encrypted it. But you should change it anyway. Huh? Isn't the whole point of encryption that it protects data when exposed to unintended parties?