Send password over TCP connection
dcrespo at gmail.com
Thu Oct 13 22:27:10 CEST 2005
> Do you know how any other system manages to do this? Linux, for example assuming properly configured system)? The passwords aren't stored: hashes of the passwords are stored (with additional things thrown in to prevent certain kinds of attacks even if someone nabs the password (/etc/shadow) file). If you store the password or even encrypt it (i.e. something that can be reversed if someone knows the key), it's a risk.
Ok, I understand it. What about the MD5? Is it good enough to use when
saving a hashed password on the database?
user_input = raw_input("Type your password: ")
password = md5.md5(user_input).hexdigest()
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