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Free CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 Practice Question

What is the primary function of a hashing algorithm within the realm of cybersecurity?

  • To compress data to save storage space before transmitting over a network

  • To encrypt data so that it can be securely transmitted over public networks

  • To serve as the public key within a public-private key pair used for asymmetric encryption

  • To generate a unique 'fingerprint' of data that can be used to verify its integrity

This question's topic:
CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 / 
General Security Concepts
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General Security Concepts
Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Mitigations
Security Architecture
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