[PySide] secure password handling

Frank Rueter | OHUfx frank at ohufx.com
Sat Jun 16 07:58:16 CEST 2012

thanks Henry

On 15/06/12 7:52 PM, Henry Gomersall wrote:
> 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:
> http://codahale.com/how-to-safely-store-a-password/
> I'm not a security expert, which is why I feel the need to listen to all
> the arguments!
> Cheers,
> Henry

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