[PySide] secure password handling

Henry Gomersall heng at cantab.net
Fri Jun 15 09:52:36 CEST 2012

On Fri, 2012-06-15 at 11:50 +1200, Frank Rueter | OHUfx wrote:
> I'm wondering about the best way to handle password input in PySide.
> I know about python's hashlib, but am wondering if there is a better
> way 
> to provide security between the user's input into a PySide widget and 
> the hashing. A friend was wondering about a precompiled widget that
> does 
> the hashing directly so the password is never once stored anywhere as 
> plain text.
> What are people's approaches for this? 

so, in light of the recent LinkedIn debacle, the following was brought
to my attention:


I'm not a security expert, which is why I feel the need to listen to all
the arguments!



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