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SelfHash - Self-Hashing for Passwords

Postby jojatekok » July 18th, 2013, 3:35 pm

I've just dreamed up a new interesting project which could - if successfull - change the definition of password hashing: An algorithm which is simple, very secure (not decryptable by anyone), and fast. It would be very nice for databases!

Currently, it's a bit kind of too simple and - of course - not as secure as it will be with the first major version of it. If you're interested, view it here, and contribute: https://github.com/Jojatekok/SelfHash
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Re: SelfCrypt - Self-Encryption for Passwords

Postby Henrik » July 18th, 2013, 6:53 pm

You might want to start reading up on this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hash_function
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Re: SelfCrypt - Self-Encryption for Passwords

Postby jojatekok » July 19th, 2013, 12:57 pm

Thanks, but 2 people have already tried to point me out about this too...

I've explained them that my method doesn't require a master key (but in the future, it may optionally have a function to make encrypted data even more secure). Anyone could just use it, without modifying anything in the code. It's more like an experiment than an actual useful thing.

And - unlike hashes - the encrypted data stores the password itself. But, you can only decrypt it by using the password! Epic paradoxon :lol:


EDIT: I've renamed it, thank You for mentioning :) And the new URL for the repo is https://github.com/Jojatekok/SelfHash
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