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Re: Password secured using???
From: "Gregory J. Knight" <greg14unix () gmail com>
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 23:23:13 +0000

While I am not a professional developer, I have wrote a few apps that
required password verification.  All documentation I have read online
recommends using some sort of hash for password checking.  From what I
have seen, the standard is to create a hash based on the first password
string entered, then use the same hashing method on the second password
string and see if the two hashes match.  Most programing languages have
some sort of hashing library, even if they are weak in terms of
cryptographic strength.  IMHO, it does not seem like the developers of
the package you are testing keep security in mind when they made it.  

On Mon, 2006-04-24 at 06:40 +0000, barcajax () gmail com wrote:
I'm testing a non-security software for my company and am supposed to look for potential security flaws and risks. I 
did stumble across the software administrator's password being stored in the configuration file as seen here:
The software looks at this string to confirm if an entered password is correct or not. I asked the vendor how the 
software converts the password (which is "password" for the purpose of this evaluation) to this form but didn't get a 
straight answer. I don't think its a hash so I was wondering if any of you gurus have an idea what it is?

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