Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Jun 2012 22:30 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption Bad day for LinkedIn: not only did 6 million of their passwords get stolen and published online (as SHA1 hashes, but still), their iOS and Android applications uploaded your calendars to LinkedIn (after opting in, though). The Sensationalist Headline of the Day Award goes to Ars Technica. I guess everyone's starting to feel the sting of The Verge's fully deserved success.
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RE: Regarding password storage
by vaette on Thu 7th Jun 2012 07:36 UTC in reply to "Regarding password storage"
vaette
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Salted password hashes is increasingly irrelevant these days though. The only point of rainbow tables is to save the time of calculating each hash. These days though, an off the shelf PC gpu can compute on the level of 2.3 billion SHA1 hashes per second. Doing a rainbow table for a new salt is no longer in any way prohibitive. See for example http://www.golubev.com/hashgpu.htm

Edited 2012-06-07 07:36 UTC

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