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Salting features random data that companies utilise in hashing passwords or data in cryptography. The additional input is practically useful when it comes to protecting storage passwords. Salting is one of the methods developed as an extra safeguard to ensure systems protect user passwords against unauthorised reading. Each password has a unique salt generated and processed with a cryptographic hash function in a typical setting. In this case, the system stores the output hash value and the salt in a secure database. The hashing function is useful to network and system administrators who want to execute authentication processes without exposing the plaintext passwords.  

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