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Correcting colleagues on LinkedIn salting and hashing details
Last Updated on Monday, 11 June 2012 04:24
Written by jj
Sunday, June 10th, 2012

I’d like to note there are some articles out there with misinformation as to the salting and hashing methods and abilities of LinkedIn to retroactively fix the issue of unsalted passwords.

In one particular article at Computer World  a reference was cited as saying LinkedIn could not have implemented the salting feature with the already-created database of hashes, and that salting could only be implemented with the original password, when a user created or changed a password. (more…)

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