Handling password hashes

Thursday, 11 January 2007, 10:30 AM EST

Many of today's computer passwords are stored and transmitted in a cryptographic hashed form. A strong password hash algorithm ensures that if the password hash is obtained by unauthorized parties that it is non-trivial to convert the hash back to the original plain text password (assuming the password is not trivial to guess at in the first place).

At Computerworld.

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