The Important of password salting and hashing

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What is Password Salting?

Password salting is a technique to safeguard passwords kept in databases by adding a string of 32 or more characters and then hashing them. Salting stops hackers who violate an enterprise environment from reverse engineering passwords and stealing them from the database.

What Happens On Password Salting.

Password salting advances password complexity, making them special and secure without affecting user experience. It also assist in preventing hash table attacks and slows down brute force and dictionary attacks.

Password hashing and reason salting is important.

Hashing stops passwords from being revealed or stolen by threat actors, since they are not kept as plaintext. For example, when users create an account with a username and password on a website, their password is hashed and stored in an internal file system in an encrypted form.

What Happens with Users.

When users log in, the password runs through a one-way hashing algorithm that change the password into a different and unknowable string of characters. During login, this string is compared to the other hashes stored in the website’s database. If the credentials match the stored hash, users can access the account. If it doesn’t match, hash verification fails, and users are not able to log in.

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