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Re^6: Creating a rainbow table for a ten-digit number: Advice?

by willyyam (Priest)
on Apr 11, 2010 at 19:02 UTC ( #834126=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^5: Creating a rainbow table for a ten-digit number: Advice?
in thread Creating a rainbow table for a ten-digit number: Advice?

No, I will only be collecting a few hundred or thousand numbers, roughly split between two laptops. Reversal will be in a secure location.

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Re^7: Creating a rainbow table for a ten-digit number: Advice?
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Apr 11, 2010 at 19:14 UTC

    Okay, so you want to hash the numbers as the are collected in the field, salted with a memorised (manually entered) salt, and store only the hashes. So that should the laptop fall into the wrong hands, the real numbers are irretrievable.

    But then have a set of rainbow tables back at your secure location, built using the memorised salt+hash, that allows you to reverse the hashes.

    Barring that the bad guys torture you/the collectors for the memorised salt and build their own rainbow tables, that seems quite secure. (To me, but I'm no expert!).


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