Password encryption, hashing and salting explained for common mortals.

D. Strout

Resident IPv6 Proponent
Up until hashing "mortals" can understand. After that, I think a lot of people might have trouble grasping how salt works and the purpose thereof.


The ocean is digital
I love it with the more secure approach becomes the more simplistic option. Proper hashing techniques are really just painfully simple. Granted, our background in this stuff automatically makes it difficult to see it from an outsider perspective. Perhaps "encryption" has just been around long enough that people automatically assume a correlation between it and security.