Just shoot me... Base64 as encryption

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Just shoot me... Base64 as encryption

Posted 25 October 2017 - 12:26 PM

So somebody on my soon to be former team wanted to encrypt a password using Base64. Somebody please shoot me. I had to explain the difference between encoding and encryption. I can't wait to be rid of this team.
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Re: Just shoot me... Base64 as encryption

Posted 25 October 2017 - 12:29 PM

I always use Spanish to encrypt my passwords. Es muy bueno.
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Re: Just shoot me... Base64 as encryption

Posted 25 October 2017 - 12:31 PM

Hmm. I pretend to encrypt things but secretly don't. I mean who would try the "encrypted" string as a password! Hide in plain sight, I'll tell you what!
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Re: Just shoot me... Base64 as encryption

Posted 25 October 2017 - 12:50 PM

Hmm, seriously where do you get these people.......?

encoding ha !

why would anyone think of encoding a password at least no one suggested a caesar cipher... !
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Re: Just shoot me... Base64 as encryption

Posted 25 October 2017 - 12:54 PM

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I use ROT14 - it's like ROT13, but it's one better.

My friend was telling me about a new thing he's trying. What he does, he does a ROT13, twice. It's twice as secure!
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Posted 25 October 2017 - 12:57 PM

Ha !

you cannot be serious, man ! (best JP McEnroe impression)
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Posted 25 October 2017 - 12:57 PM

I do all my encryption with wannacry. It works wonders, though reading my data again afterwards can be difficult!
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Re: Just shoot me... Base64 as encryption

Posted 25 October 2017 - 02:59 PM

my password is hunter2
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Re: Just shoot me... Base64 as encryption

Posted 26 October 2017 - 08:33 AM

I suppose you cant get "hacked" if everybody already has your password
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Re: Just shoot me... Base64 as encryption

Posted 26 October 2017 - 08:39 AM

Reminds me of this amusing FB post.

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Re: Just shoot me... Base64 as encryption

Posted 02 November 2017 - 05:15 AM

As a child i found in some software how they was managing passwords. It was cool thing. They used MD5 with some kind of Rot, like custom made, so actual password was never written into database as is, but as MD5. From a software side, same thing, real password were never written anywhere as is, still MD5 with their Rot, but on top of everything, password was saved in registry trough compression with password that was CRC of application (guess on each update you have to enter user and pass again).
But man, using Base64 only, or Rot13 only, whats the point, its better to use binary then, because it will looks cool as least...
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Re: Just shoot me... Base64 as encryption

Posted 02 November 2017 - 09:29 AM

MD5 is actually a one way hash. You can't retrieve the password back out of MD5. MD5 is now considered cryptographically broken in the sense that somebody can induce a collision by producing data that will match the hash of your data.
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Re: Just shoot me... Base64 as encryption

Posted 02 November 2017 - 09:29 AM

the way I was taught to handle sending/storing passwords in databases is to salt them and encode them then only encrypt what's being stored

so my password logic looks a bit like

([plain]->[salted]->[encoded])->transmit->([received]->[decoded]->[unsalted]->[differently salted]->[encrypt])->compare||store

so not sure if the criticism is on that style of encoding as protection, or just not knowing the difference between encrypting and encoding
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Re: Just shoot me... Base64 as encryption

Posted 02 November 2017 - 09:42 AM

It was about not knowing the difference between encoding and encrypting.
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Re: Just shoot me... Base64 as encryption

Posted 02 November 2017 - 09:48 AM

Yeah,

definitely encrypt those passwords don't encode them, unless you are thinking of broadcasting them through your wifi...

here are my passwords internet world.....;)
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