Tag: password cracking

Password Recovery – Part 2 – Practice

In previous part I’ve given you an overview of strong and weak methods of storing passwords. I’ve told what are the gains of using slow hashing methods and salting as basic methods of protecting passwords. Today, I’m going to perform a simulated attack on passwords to compare efficiency of password cracking. As always all examples […]

Password Recovery – Part 1 – Theory

Have you ever thought what happens when you type your password in a login form? What happens to this top secret data? How is it protected? Note: if you are reading this to get a decent understanding of how you should store passwords, read additional resources at the end. I am not a cryptography expert […]