General Password questions

Richard Brodie R.Brodie at rl.ac.uk
Tue Sep 23 15:30:03 CEST 2003


"Riccardo Attilio Galli" <riquito at riquito.matrix> wrote in message
news:pan.2003.09.23.13.26.53.712668 at riquito.matrix...
> On Mon, 22 Sep 2003 19:32:50 -0400, Peter Hansen wrote:

> I don't want to ask to the user every time the account password, but also
> I don't want to store it as plain text.

> Do you know what is the usual practice in these cases?

The usual practice is to store the password in some trivially breakable encryption
scheme, preserving some illusion of security.






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