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    Quote Originally Posted by dklynn View Post
    but the report here is so ridiculous as to be laughable.
    You've lost me.
    Which report?

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    Let's not forget that Hashing algorithms is only part of the solution.
    As @DoubleDee ; astutely pointed out, collisions (which result in duplicate entries in the database) are a great asset to a would-be hacker.
    That is why it is important to use a unique salt before hashing.

    There are two ways (that I know) to approach this. You either include the username as the salt. This is the most common because it is the simplest.
    The other is to generate a random string to append (or prepend) to the password before hashing. In this case you need to store that unique value in the database also.
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