Assault on the Hash (or how to make secure your passwords)

In a recent episode of Build & Analyze Marco Armet (creator of Instapaper) explained that the standard practice of salting a hash is no longer a really good way to secure passwords. CPUs (and GPUs) are so fast that they can effectively guess your salt in a reasonable amount of time*. The solution, use bcrypt.… Continue reading Assault on the Hash (or how to make secure your passwords)

How To: File Upload Progress Bar. No Flash. No PHP addons.

Upload progressbars are pretty common on the web these days, they add a touch of feedback to the long and mysterious process of uploading a file to a website.¬†Unfortunately, the most common methods for doing so involve flash or baring that PHP addons that require a recompiling. In this post I’m going to talk about… Continue reading How To: File Upload Progress Bar. No Flash. No PHP addons.

How To Use Your iPhone to Stalk Yourself

It looks like the privacy hippies were finally right about something, your mobile phone really is a pocket sized tracking device. Turns out that as of iOS 4.0, iPhones have been tracking your physical movements and logging it along with the phone’s backups. A small team of researchers have discovered these logs in iTune’s backup… Continue reading How To Use Your iPhone to Stalk Yourself