Author Topic: Possible Data Breach Warning  (Read 1395 times)

Offline grmcdorman

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Re: Possible Data Breach Warning
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2021, 07:31:04 PM »
Seriously? Salting isn't standard practice? It's more than 30 years old, if I recall correctly. Astonishing, I would never consider a password hash without a salt acceptable. Mind you, I've seen a few "roll your own" authentication handling in the past decade, even, that didn't even reach that level. (Roll your own security usually means you end up with none.)

Offline JayUtah

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Re: Possible Data Breach Warning
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2021, 11:07:07 AM »
It's older than that.  Back in the day, Unix stored its (hashed and salted) passwords in a world-readable file.  And yes, people still do roll their own authentication, from what I've seen.  But since my sample size isn't very large, I wouldn't put any statistical faith in it.
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Offline VQ

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Re: Possible Data Breach Warning
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2021, 01:48:31 AM »
(I vaguely recall rainbow tables from when I watched some online courses on security; is that what they are?)

Yes.