• Hashing passwords: Is it a good idea?

    Now, I'm not sure if this is the best idea so that's why I'm trying to start this discussion. For hashing passwords, should we use hashed passwords as the salt?$passwd = 'foo'; $salt = hash($passwd); $finalHash = hash($passwd . $salt);The $finalHash is what would be stored in the database. I do...

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  • Passwords stored in memory: Is it safe?

    I recently realized when you save a password in a variable, it's actually stored as plain text in the memory.I know the OS does a good job by forbidding processes from accessing other allocated memory. But isn't it still bypassable? Is there a safer way to store passwords to make sure processess...

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  • How do I make sure someone isn’t stealing my password?

    I travel a lot for my company and have been doing some work in third-world countries lately. I've been using the Internet at different Internet cafes and I'm worried about if anyone could have stolen my password or listen to my keystrokes. I've heard one way to get around that would be to write...

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  • How do I find out what type of encryption is being used?

    I am testing a web application which stores the password in the database in an encrypted format. How do I determine what hashing or encryption is being used?

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  • Is password hashing really important? Why?

    I've been studying up on my security expertise and I came across an article that talked about the benefits of hashing a password (as a second layer of defense). This is the trouble I'm having with it:Would password hashing only be important if the system is not strong enough to give an intruder...

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  • Is Firefox a secure place to store a Master Password?

    I have a master password set up on Firefox that is 30 characters long. I'm afraid this is not a very secure set-up. Can someone alleviate my fears or let me know if I should change this ASAP?

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  • Adding a password to a SQL Server 2005 database

    We are moving our Microsoft Access database to SQL Server 2005, and the Access database has password protection. How can you add a password to a database in SQL Server 2005?

    SQL Server Ask the Experts2,585 pointsBadges:
  • Login and password

    We are trying to get into our portal on the Deepwater horizon site. I have asked and received confirmation for a new password and login i.d. 3 times. They sent me a confirmation of my password but when we tried to login, it ask for the information to establish a claimant. When we filled this out it...

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  • Open IT Forum: How are you protecting yourself from a password attack?

    From online banking to email accounts, passwords have become a very important part of our everyday lives. This week, we posted an infographic that shows how passwords are at greater risk than ever before. How are you protecting yourself from a password attack?

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  • How do I reset an administrative account password I’ve forgotten on my HP G60 series laptop computer

    I have forgotten my password, I own the administrative account. What do I do?

    Techchallenged5 pointsBadges:
  • Implementing a facility-wide password management?

    How will a chief ancillary officer go about implementing a password management program?

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  • Outlook 2003 pop3 password

    I have outlook on my desktop, works ok, but when I try to install on my new laptop I have forgotten the password anyone out there that can help

    KernowScot5 pointsBadges:
  • Forcing Windows users to choose random passwords

    Can we force Windows to choose random passwords for accounts created in 2003 Active Directory? Can we force the user to then change their password on login?

    TeachMeIT975 pointsBadges:
  • Best way to lock down and secure Windows Server 2008

    What is the best way to lock down and secure a Windows server 2008? We want to block all remote connections and secure passwords and what not.

    Troubleshooter24755 pointsBadges:
  • Password policies that aren’t too crazy but effective

    What password policies are the best without going crazy? We want security but changing passwords 2 times a month is too much. What is a healthy middle ground between security and convenience?

    TeachMeIT975 pointsBadges:
  • Changing password requirements for all Windows Server 2003 domain users

    How can we change password requirements for all domain users? This is using Windows Server 2003 at the domain level and Windows XP SP3 on the desktop.

    TeachMeIT975 pointsBadges:
  • Blocking weak passwords from our system

    Is there a way to block a list of common passwords from our network even though they fit the complexity rules they are still weak like p@$$w0rd.

    TeachMeIT975 pointsBadges:
  • Management of root password in Linux & Unix environment

    Any reference available on best practices for managing root access & passwords in unix & linux env. ?  

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  • Configure back up server

    We have a password management server (Primary) & a back up server is set up as well. How do we switch over to a back up server if primary fails. Can someone explain what actions is required to switch over to a back up server. Thanks

    Kmsubbu8040 pointsBadges:
  • cannot logon with username & password windows 2000

    windows 2000 logon returns to logon after entering a valid username and password. stays in this loop

    Badbill25 pointsBadges:

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