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asked How secure is the SRP that Blizzard uses to protect passwords?
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comment How do I protect my Gmail account when accessing it via an Android smartphone?
@Ramhound That still leaves anyone who finds my phone with access to the application-specific password until I notice the missing phone and can disable it.
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asked How do I protect my Gmail account when accessing it via an Android smartphone?
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comment To salt, or not to salt?
A salt alone doesn't prevent anyone from getting the password from the hash, it only prevents the use of rainbow tables. If you use a fast hash like md5 or even SHA-512 an attacker can still brute-force even reasonably strong passwords using GPUs. You have to use a slow hash designed for this purpose like PBKDF2, bcrypt or scrypt.
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comment Are bookmarklets safe with facebook data?
You can examine the source code of the bookmarklet, if you speak Javascript, to be sure.