Hacker Newsnew | comments | ask | jobs | submitlogin
e2e8 572 days ago | link | parent

Of course a salt will not make a single password harder to attack. A salt will however force you to attack passwords "one at a time" by making precomputed hashes useless.


nathan_long 572 days ago | link

Yes, but you can attack them one at a time at astonishing speed these days.

Which is why you need to not use a hashing algorithm designed to be fast, like SHA, but one designed to be slow, like bcrypt.

-----




Lists | RSS | Bookmarklet | Guidelines | FAQ | DMCA | News News | Feature Requests | Bugs | Y Combinator | Apply | Library

Search: