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3. Password Encryption and Storage for Everyone

Ben Edmunds

(1)Brooklyn, New York, USA

You should know how this works by now—first, a story. Chris is a junior developer working for Marvel Comics1 web team. It’s an abnormally hot summer in Burbank. He has just been tasked with building the login functionality for the new web/tablet comic portal his team is building. His “team” really means Chris and the other developer. Chris might have forgotten to wear deodorant today, why is it so hot?

Chris plans out how the login system will work. It’ll have the normal things you would expect, login/logout/forgot password/etc. Regarding passwords, he’ll need to store the user’s password, ...

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