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  • What’s the best way to store passwords in Python?

    I've been writing a program using Python and now I need to store some passwords (for FTP servers). I need to make sure these aren't visible to anyone. And it also means that I can't store a non-reversible hash of the password (like on a webserver) because I'm not checking if the password is right....

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  • AES encyption: More secure than SHA1?

    I know this is more of a curiosity but I wanted to get some expert opinions on this. I recently heard someone recommend stepping up from md5ing (not to SHA1) but to AES encrypting the password, which would use itself as the key. Does anyone have any recommendations on if that would be more or less...

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  • Why do websites force us to use passwords of a specific length?

    What is the reason that websites have very specific directives about the type of password and it's length that you can enter (8 characters with 2 being numbers, etc.). Are there technical reasons why its this way other than to stop stupid people from entering passwords that are easy to crack?

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  • 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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  • Generating strong, unique and memorable passwords

    Can someone help me with good strategies for generating personal passwords that are unique and strong, but easy to remember?

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  • Passwords stored in Plain Text?

    I joined a forum a while back and hadn't returned for a while. In the meantime, I forgot my password. When I returned and clicked their "Request Help With Password link", they sent me my password in Plain Text via email instead of sending me a unique link to reset my password. I would imagine the...

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  • Password removal

    I buy storage units at auction. I get computers here and there. I got one yesterday but it has a password on it. How do I remove this?

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  • w395

    get a password

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  • My iseries id gets disabled frequently.

    My iseries id gets disabled frequently. when i check the log it gives me following message. Message ID . . . . . . :   CPIAD0B       Severity . . . . . . . :   00         Message type . . . . . :  ...

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