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PHP Password Hashing and Password Security

There is a great article over at nettuts in regards to password security, properly hashing and storing passwords. It covers most of the basics including:

  • What is hashing
  • Storing hashed passwords
  • Hash collision
  • Rainbow Tables
  • Hash algorithm speed
  • Salting / Nonces
  • Which hashing function to use

For any developer creating applications or systems with user login, this is a must read. There is also a hashing class provided to use with your own code. Check out the article:

Understanding Hash Functions and Keeping Passwords Safe

If you have any questions about any of the topics, drop me a comment.

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PHP: Parse Email Body with Email Piping

I’ve had a lot of request for more posts about email piping, specifically filtering the email body and obtaining just the reply content. It’s taken me a while to get around to writing this even though the code is about 6 months old. If you’re new to email piping, check out some of my previous posts: learn the basics , isolate the email headers , save attachments and process bounce emails . Now lets get down to biz.

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