Storing passwords as salted hashes is easy


Storing passwords as salted hashes is easy – talideon.com
Most applications need to store passwords of some form or another. However, actually keeping a hold of those passwords in plain-text form isn’t a good idea because if your system is compromised and a cracker manages to get their hands on your accounts table, given that people tend to use a small number of passwords and will tend to use the same password for multiple different services, your users’ accounts on all those other services have been compromised.

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