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Unsalted Hashes? Argghh!

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Unsalted Hashes? Argghh!
And “The unsalted hashes use SHA-1 encryption, and while it is somewhat secure, it can still be cracked if the user employs a simple dictionary password.”

I do not agree at all with the ‘somewhat secure’ as they are not even SALTED… that means all dictionary possibilities already have been done.

Read Adrianus Warmenhoven‘s post:  WHY NOT EVER EVER TO USE MD5 OR SHA1 TO HASH PASSWORDS:
http://www.warmenhoven.co/2012/03/06/do-not-use-md5-or-sha1-to-simply-hash-db-passwords/

glyn moody
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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

June 8, 2012 at 2:06 am

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