How NOT to Store Passwords! – Computerphile

Security of users’ passwords should be at the forefront of every web developer’s mind. Tom takes us through the insecure ways in which some websites deal with passwords.

Note: At circa 8mins, the animation does not show how the ‘salt’ is also stored in the database alongside the username.

Hashing Algorithms and Security:
Security of Data on Disk:

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This video was filmed and edited by Sean Riley.

Computerphile is a sister project to Brady Haran’s Numberphile. See the full list of Brady’s video projects at:

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