I don't really understand how salting works. I read the Wikipedia article, but I still don't understand how can a system authenticate a salted hash? Let's say a user chooses a password. It's randomly ...
I programmed an application on Linux using C, I added an authentication and cryptography layer that's going like this : 1 -client sends connection request. -server send a random challenge to client. ...
I was reading here on Hashes and Salts and I thought about another method to do user authentication. I need your thoughts on this as I might be overlooking something. Scenario: For web application ...
How can salted, hashed password storage be combined with a plaintext, nonce and hash based authentication?
My understanding is as follows: To securely store a password (e.g. in a database), you use a hashing algorithm designed for this purpose (designed to be slow, e.g. bcrypt), and you use a unique salt ...
What is the best method? Assumption: I have a function that generates a number of medium-high entropy bytes Step1: I generate 3 of these medium-high entropy bytes. Step2: I hash these bytes using a ...
I learned that the Sun guys used the login name as salt for password hashing. Is this a common approach? What are the most common salt values?