Questions tagged [passwords]

Specific to the security of passwords: hashing, entropy, cracking, resets, lockouts, etc.

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Is client-side hashing secure during password creation when verification is still done server-side?

Trying to do this to distribute the work of creating a lot of users in which their passwords are hashed. This will cause the server to do a very large amount of work. The idea is this: (Assume ...
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How does the Windows 10 picture password work?

I have been researching on how Windows 10 built their picture password, but there is not much content online. Can anyone here help explain how the picture authentication system in windows 10 works?
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Why don't security systems prevent against password incrementing?

A lot of users, myself included, increment the last digits of a password when it is required to be changed on a regular basis - e.g. 30/60/90 days. Regardless of whether forced password changes are ...
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Using SQL to compare hashed passwords

Setup A LAMP system (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP). Access to db is over the loopback interface (maybe not in the future - dependent on hosting solution). The db contains a table with the username, ...
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Which protocols are the most secure to achieve authentication and encryption for a client downloading data from a sever?

I'm new to Information Security so please bear with me if this question is quite trivial. I want to design a secure protocol that allows someone to download a piece of data that belongs to them from ...
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Is my AD password sent in plain text then encrypted?

how does an application authenticate with AD credentials? Are the credentials sent in plain text? or are they encrypted before it checks with AD to validate the user?
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Storing SSH credentials, need to decrypt them later for connection by python script

I am developing an application where one can add SSH credentials for servers and then an automated python script can fetch those credentials to login to the server and perform certain automated tasks. ...

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