How is hash + salt better than MD5? ELI5 (explain it like I'm 5)

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Explain it like I'm 5. Does hash + salt protect against rainbow tables or what?

DeathFortress, Sunday, 7 September 2014 05:28 (four years ago) Permalink

bump

brimstead, Monday, 8 September 2014 19:03 (four years ago) Permalink

maybe no one can get it simplified beyond what an 8 year old would understand

Aimless, Monday, 8 September 2014 19:13 (four years ago) Permalink

http://codahale.com/how-to-safely-store-a-password/

Allen (etaeoe), Monday, 8 September 2014 21:03 (four years ago) Permalink

salting a password before hashing generally protects against rainbow tables but, as allen's article points out, it won't really help against brute force and dictionary attacks which are getting faster and easier by the day

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Monday, 8 September 2014 21:20 (four years ago) Permalink


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