Theodoros Chatzigiannakis

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location Athens, Greece
age 24
visits member for 1 year, 8 months
seen 7 hours ago

Who I am

  • Undergraduate in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  • Member of the IEEE and the IEEE Computer Society (formerly member of the IEEE Communications Society).
  • Hobbyist programmer since the age of 10.

What I use

  • I currently prefer to develop in C# and Java.
  • I use C, x86 ASM and JavaScript situationally.
  • I've also used C++, VB.NET, Ruby, Python, PHP, Prolog, UnrealScript and Vala at one point or another.

Jul
25
awarded  Critic
Jul
25
comment What is a good analogy to explain to a layman why passwords should be hashed?
This answer is 100% correct when it comes to facts, but it's not an answer to the question asked. The question wasn't "why is hashing useful" or "what are today's security expectations in the industry". The question was "what analogy can be used to describe hashing" and this answer seems unrelated (and redundant, considering that there are probably dozens of existing answers in this very site about why hash+salting is used). I think that if you happen to disagree with the premise of the question, you should leave a comment and ask for it to be rephrased, not answer another question.
Jun
23
comment Convincing my manager to use salts
@DavidConrad Right! I meant column!
Jun
22
comment Convincing my manager to use salts
It may be a naive question, but why does the manager care about (ultimately) whether your user table has one extra row or your authentication code has one extra expression? What's his concern, anyway?
Jan
15
awarded  Yearling
Jun
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
3
awarded  Teacher
Jun
2
answered Why should I hash passwords?
Apr
29
awarded  Supporter