Hashing vs. Encryption: How Your Password Is Being Stored in Server


password-storage-feature.pngLet’s say you set up an account at VerySecureWebsite.com. You type in your email address and password and set up your account. A little while later you receive an email informing you that, ironically, the website has been hacked, and the usernames and passwords of every user, which were stored in plaintext, are now for sale on the dark web. While you start changing the password on all your accounts (you only use one, you monster), you wonder, “Isn’t that a bad idea? Shouldn’t my password be in some kind of secret code so hackers can’t just read it?” You’re correct. Any web app or… Read more

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