Break Out The Shaker – Salting Passwords For Tighter Security - The Official Rackspace Blog: " . . . .In this video, I’ll explain the differences between two common password protection methods, encryption and hashing, and I’ll show why they alone are not enough to protect your password database. Hackers have sophisticated ways to crack encryption keys; once they get that key it is like they have a combination to a safe and can loot everything inside. While hashing is a one-way function and offers a level of protection, rainbow tables and pre-computed tables enable hackers the opportunity compromise your application. . . ."
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