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Re: Re: Password Encryption

by ichimunki (Priest)
on Aug 20, 2002 at 14:25 UTC ( #191465=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Password Encryption
in thread Password Encryption

Although I like the approach of using hashes to protect passwords, this system does have a major drawback in that the passwords are not recoverable. In some cases this is unacceptable since it means options like, "email me my password" are not available. Since the poster specified the ability to "decrypt" the password, either they are unclear on what their requirements truly are, or a one-way function is not a solution in this case.


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