Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/176129/how-not-to-store-passwords/
Password and account security is a hot topic as of late, especially in light of the continuing, non-stop ‘series’ of database breaches that we seem to hear about every week. With this in mind, YouTube channel Computerphile looks at and explains all the wrong ways that websites can and do use to store passwords.
Oh Gods... so. many. bad. memories!
As a programmer, I've seen all of these... and done a few. (Against my will.)
This is a good argument for using a password manager (like LastPass) and generating a unique password for each site and app you use.
'Naked Security' blog has a good article on this topic: http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/11/20/serious-security-how-to-store-your-users-passwords-safely
For some really nitty-gritty technical stuff, shee this security.stackexchange answer: http://security.stackexchange.com/a/31846
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