Can someone explain how pwdhash works?

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  1. kiya

    kiya Member Guru

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    I just learned about the pwdhash add-on for Firefox, i looked up the description but i am slightly confused as to how it works..

    Can some one please explain these 2 things to me-
    1. one-way hashes
    2. domain specific hash
     
  2. mbk1969

    mbk1969 Ancient Guru

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    I guess, "one-way hash" is the term born in marketing department. Every hash means (and tries) to be one-way - i.e. non-revertable, non-decryptable.

    And domain specific hash can mean that even if you type the same password for every site you are logging in, adding the domain name to the actual password makes the hashes (i.e. passwords in the eyes of domains) unique for every domain (i.e. site).
     
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    thanks, i just searched the internet for what hashes are and how they work, now i understand it. Thanks.. ;)
     

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