bcrypt or Argon 2?

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We were so priviledged to have the mighty Troy Hunt come along to speak to our students, and he talked about companies moving their hash passwords from MD5 and SHA1 towards improved methods such as bcrypt and Argon 2.

Hopefully, overall, we have passed the point of using MD5 or SHA1 for hashing passwords, as these can be weak. Basically, MD5 and SHA1 are fast hashing methods, and where many possible passwords could be tried at a…

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Prof Bill Buchanan OBE FRSE
ASecuritySite: When Bob Met Alice

Professor of Cryptography. Serial innovator. Believer in fairness, justice & freedom. Based in Edinburgh. Old World Breaker. New World Creator. Building trust.