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Free CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 Practice Question

When implementing password protection measures, which of the following best describes a salt in cryptographic terms?

  • A verification process to confirm that a digital message or document is intact and unaltered

  • An encryption method that dynamically changes the secret key based on a predefined algorithm

  • A random value added to each password prior to hashing to ensure that the resulting hash will be unique

  • The act of repeatedly hashing a password multiple times to extend the amount of time required to hash passwords

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