Posts tagged 'hashing'
Auth specific scaling challenges
Modern authentication is built on hashing passwords using computationally expensive algorithms. Because of this intense CPU usage, there’s a push-pull relationship between robust security and scalable solutions. Since security is so critical, and frankly nonnegotiable, you’ll have to grapple with the challenges of scaling your authentication.READ MORE
Stop Storing My Plaintext Password
Believe it or not there are still companies emailing users with plaintext passwords. Worse yet, some systems are storing plaintext passwords in the database. Storing or emailing plaintext passwords can increase security vulnerabilities by as much as 10x. Just freaking stop!READ MORE