Background: I have little knowledge of hashing and encryption, so please bear with me. I have posted a related question here: ...
I am trying to figure out what would be the 'perfect' authentication system for a website. On one end, we know that simple hashing algorithms can be brute-forced or cracked in other ways. Hence why ...
I am wondering, why web sites do not use one-time passwords generated by hash chain. By that I mean that a client chooses a secret and after being salted, he applies some secure hash function F() on ...
Yes, this is 'yet another client-side hashing' question. But, don't leave yet, I think there is some value here. I'd like to do something to mitigate the affect on the community as a whole when my ...
Edit: Updated to put more emphasis on the goal - peace of mind for the user, and not beefing up the security. After reading through a few discussions here about client side hashing of passwords, I'm ...
I know that general best-practice states not to trust anything generated by the client. With that in mind, I want to write an HTML5 app that utilises the browser to generate various objects ...
Even though I read a lot about hashing and how passwords are protected, I am still confused about it. If passwords are hashed at client side, it will be useless because it can be sniffed and used by ...
I already know I"m going to hash the user's password n times in either sha512 or n*x in sha1 before it is sent to the server. Once at the server, I'm going to use bcrypt set to use ~1/100th of a ...