Can someone please explain what "hashes" or hashing" is in terms of website security/passwords? I did some quick internet seaches on the topic...and couldn't get a clear answer. Can someone(s)...give a "Hashes for Dummies." explanation?...assume I know nothing (which wouldn't be far from the truth)! And can someone comment on the website "hashes.org" please. It wasn't really clear to me what the main purpose of this website was (good, evil, or otherwise). If "hashes or hashing" is a bad thing...this sites forum section seems to contain a bunch of discussions on how to do it. Thank you.