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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.)

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.


--- Quote from: grmcdorman on April 27, 2021, 08:34:10 AM ---(I vaguely recall rainbow tables from when I watched some online courses on security; is that what they are?)

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