On 4/18/06, Sean Mumford <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Hi Guys, > I'm working on securing user passwords in a MySQL 4 database with a PHP5 > frontend. I remember being told in one of my classes (I'm currently a > college junior) that the best way would be to hash a salt and the password > together and then store the hash in the database instead of the plain MD5 > hash. My question is, what is a good method for the server and the database > to agree on a salt value to use? I know i could use a predefined variable, > but I was wondering if something dynamic might be better (timestamp, current > date, something like that). Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
If it's a dynamic salt, how are you going to access it when you have to compare ? There was an article either on phpsec.org or shiflett.org which talks about this.. can't find the link right now :( -- Postgresql & php tutorials http://www.designmagick.com/ -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php