Many of you might be knowing that when passwords are stored in databases, they are hashed so that even the database administrator apparently has no idea what the password was. 113 more words
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The competition Password Hashing Competition (PHC) an attempt to identify new password hashing schemes to encourage engagement of reliable schemes for protecting passwords.
The current state of password protection is assessed as unacceptable – web-services often store user passwords in clear text or use unreliable methods of hashing, such as MD5 or SHA-1, for which effective methods of password guessing. 319 more words