[Nh-pm] encryption recommendation
plussier at mindspring.com
Tue Aug 5 22:09:35 CDT 2003
In a message dated: Mon, 04 Aug 2003 11:21:03 EDT
Andrew Brosnan said:
>On 8/4/03 at 11:05 AM, ben at blackavar.com (Ben Boulanger) wrote:
>> On Mon, 2003-08-04 at 10:53, Andrew Brosnan wrote:
>> > That just does one way encryption. I need decryption too.
>> You mentioned passwords?
>Yes, but I'm following a spec, that's why I mentioned decrypt too :-)
>> do you need something you can decrypt and display?
>Yep. Just for an admin function, not for authentication.
>Anyway Chris' suggestion looks fine.
I haven't seen Chris' suggestion, but be aware, other than actually
cracking the password, you can't decrypt a UNIX style password, DES
or MD5. They're one-way hashes.
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