Just shoot me... Base64 as encryption

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#31 ArtificialSoldier  Icon User is offline

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Re: Just shoot me... Base64 as encryption

Posted 03 November 2017 - 11:01 AM

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whats best option ATM?

If you're talking about password storage and not encryption, the default for PHP right now is to use the bcrypt algorithm, which this function will use if available:

http://php.net/manua...ssword-hash.php

Other languages most likely have similar ways of generating secure password hashes. One of the good things about that function is you can specify a cost to make it take longer to generate the hash, so that brute force attempts to crack the password are not practical. You can generate thousands of MD5 hashes per second, for example, but if you make the hashing function take an entire second to generate the hash then that means it's going to take a very long time for an attacker to try to brute force the password.
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Re: Just shoot me... Base64 as encryption

Posted 04 November 2017 - 06:15 AM

Yes, im talking about passwords, but not for a site, im interested in software. As snoopy said AES is a great option, im using this one for myself, Windows CLI https://www.aescrypt.com/download/ , but is there something faster (to store other things thats not passwords)/better (to store passwords) ATM? What about Blowfish?
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Re: Just shoot me... Base64 as encryption

Posted 04 November 2017 - 06:34 AM

Yes, AES is the replacement for DES which was the standard encryption for data in general, not just passwords.

Are you sure that AES is slow? One of the reasons why Rijndael won the competition for the replacement for DES is because of its speed.
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Re: Just shoot me... Base64 as encryption

Posted 04 November 2017 - 08:28 AM

I know AES are fast, just asking if there is something better.
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