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Re: It's Time for Everyone to Change Passwords!

by moritz (Cardinal)
on Jul 29, 2009 at 13:07 UTC ( #784228=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to It's Time for Everyone to Change Passwords!

How hard would it be only stored hashed (+salted) passwords in future? At least then the worries about other accounts with same or similar passwords would be gone if such a thing happened again.


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Re^2: It's Time for Everyone to Change Passwords!
by Unforgiven (Hermit) on Jul 29, 2009 at 13:54 UTC
    This ought to be a top priority. Really, if a user posted a question here about storing passwords, I'd be telling them they shouldn't be allowed near the passwords if they don't see the importance of at least hashing them. I'm very, very surprised that a technical site like PM doesn't do this already.
Re^2: It's Time for Everyone to Change Passwords!
by jrsimmon (Hermit) on Jul 29, 2009 at 15:21 UTC

    It shouldn't be a question of how hard, rather it should be a question of when. Given the large number of nodes discussing exactly this, many with advice from the gods, I have no doubt a sane security policy can be put in place.

    The real questions are:

    • When?
    • How will the users be informed?

Re^2: It's Time for Everyone to Change Passwords!
by Zen (Deacon) on Jul 30, 2009 at 18:54 UTC
    I actually had to explain to the admins on here this morning why hashed passwords might be a good idea. We are so hosed.

        Zen thought ambrus(?) was a site admin, it appears. (It was long enough ago, that I might be confusing somebody else with ambrus, but it wasn't a site admin.)

        - tye        

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