Last Updated on 23 August 2023 by Daniel Hackers use various techniques to steal passwords, and their methods can range from sophisticated technical exploits to social engineering tactics. Here are some common methods hackers use to steal passwords: To protect yourself from these methods, follow best practices: Remember that while technology can help, user awareness… Continue reading How do hackers steal passwords?
A rainbow table is a precomputed table of hash values that are used to quickly reverse cryptographic hash functions. It is a form of a lookup table that allows for the rapid recovery of plaintext passwords from their hashed counterparts. In cryptography, a hash function takes an input (such as a password) and produces a… Continue reading What is a Rainbow Table, and How Do You Protect Yourself?
When considering the physical storage location of password files on a server, it is important to consider security and access control. Here are some recommendations for where to physically store password files: Remember to apply industry best practices and consult with security professionals to ensure that the physical storage of password files aligns with your… Continue reading Where Should Password Files Be Physically Stored on the Server?
The most secure way to encrypt passwords is to use a strong and proven hashing algorithm specifically designed for password storage. In modern systems, the recommended approach is to use a password hashing function with adaptive algorithms and salting. Here are some best practices for securely encrypting passwords: Remember that encryption and hashing serve different… Continue reading What is the Securest Way to Encrypt Passwords?
Last Updated on 27 May 2023 by Daniel Hackers use various techniques to guess passwords. Here are some common methods: It’s important to note that strong and unique passwords, along with additional security measures like two-factor authentication, can significantly reduce the risk of password guessing attacks. Solution is form-based authentication via our AuthForm Plugin: optional… Continue reading How do Hackers Guess Passwords?
Last Updated on 17 May 2021 by Daniel Password sharing is a problem with any website which allows users (members) to login. It is especially true with paysites where users purchase access. Adult websites, in particular, are prone to password sharing which can be very expensive in terms of bandwidth and lost sales. Sharing of… Continue reading Password Sharing