I have been reading about password management lately (very interesting stuff!) and was wondering how different the hashes would be for similar strings.
Is it possible to know if a password guess was close by comparing the resulting hash to the real hash?
For example, if the real password is "password123" and a hacker tries "Password123", "password1234", "password124", etc., would the generated hashes be similar enough to the real hash that either the hacker or their computer could tell they were on the right track?
Let's assume that the hacker knows any salt, pepper, cayenne powder, adobo, whatever... If they try the right password they will generate a matching hash.
(I think this might vary depending on the hash function used, but I don't know this for sure.)