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bio website umd.edu
location Sterling, VA
age 39
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seen Jul 6 at 4:41

Im an IT professional, having worked everywhere from government to private jobs. Ive taught IT at accredited universities. I can also beat you at pool.


Jan
14
comment Are all unsalted password hashes inherently insecure?
maybe thats where my disconnect is. How would you know what the salt is? I thought the salt was some a pseudo-random piece of of info from the user. Like all user IDs even divisible by 4, take their birth month and add it to the beginning of the users typed password and their birth year at the end. Then do a hash of the concatenated string. This means even if you had a rainbow table containing that string unhashed, you would still not know what the password is, as it contains extra data.
Jan
14
awarded  Scholar
Jan
14
comment Are all unsalted password hashes inherently insecure?
Interesting. I thought the salt was not for adding length. But for adding an unknown element to the password. So even if the the hash was cracked, the hacker still wouldnt know what the actual password was.
Jan
14
accepted Are all unsalted password hashes inherently insecure?
Jan
14
comment Are all unsalted password hashes inherently insecure?
this doesnt answer my question in anyway
Jan
13
comment Are all unsalted password hashes inherently insecure?
insecure in that basically their are dictionaries of passwords that can be matched to the hash. isnt the whole point of salting to take a random piece of data unique to that user and adding it in some way to the password to then make the password itself unknown, even if the hash is cracked?
Jan
13
asked Are all unsalted password hashes inherently insecure?
Sep
19
comment How do I prevent data from leaving my network?
@symcbean uhhhh thats what I was saying...
Sep
18
awarded  Teacher
Sep
18
answered How do I prevent data from leaving my network?
Aug
28
comment Did I miss anything when checking for passwords?
Members have edited my original question to the point where it has lost the purpose of why I did the "challenge." Doesnt matter. It was interesting and fun to do something I dont normally do.
Aug
28
awarded  Student
Aug
28
awarded  Supporter
Aug
28
comment Did I miss anything when checking for passwords?
I didnt think of that. However, the image was clearly taken from a floppy, as the file is 1.44 MB.
Aug
28
comment Did I miss anything when checking for passwords?
No, just a 2mb FAT file system
Aug
28
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
28
asked Did I miss anything when checking for passwords?