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in thread Creating a rainbow table for a ten-digit number: Advice?

Not if it is entered manually each time the app is run and never stored to disk.

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Re^5: Creating a rainbow table for a ten-digit number: Advice?
by ikegami (Patriarch) on Apr 12, 2010 at 01:30 UTC

    Ok, so there exists a secret string. Don't use it as the salt to a hashing function, use it as the key to an encryption function. This whole hashing thing is nonsense.

      I completely agree that encryption is better than hashing. But hashing might be available where encryption isn't.

Re^5: Creating a rainbow table for a ten-digit number: Advice?
by willyyam (Priest) on Apr 12, 2010 at 01:23 UTC

    Bingo. Good thought though.