Adding Salt to Hashing: A Step-By-Step Guide To Store Passwords
Everything you need to know about password hashing and how to do it correctly
With cyberattacks continuing to increase, secure password storage has become increasingly important. You need to ensure that if a data breach occurs, attackers cannot easily read the passwords in your database.
So, what is the best way to store passwords? The answer is to add salt to your passwords before storing them.
The salt needs to be randomized, long, and vary for each password. This renders table attacks ineffective, thus reducing the risk of hackers gaining access to your consumer or employee accounts.
This guide explains everything you need to know about password hashing and adding salt to hashing correctly.
You will learn:
- How are unsalted passwords more prone to attacks?
- How criminals crack unsalted passwords with tables?
- How to resolve password attacks using salt hashing?
- How to generate a good random salt?
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