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What is Cryptographic salt? A short definition.

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A Salt in cryptography is a piece of random data that is added to data before it is passed to a hash function. This cryptographic technique makes hash codes more difficult to reverse. In digital analytics, this might be used to prevent individual user data from being accessed.

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