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17. Re: Steam Forum Downtime Follow-up; Steam Also Breached Nov 10, 2011, 18:29 Mashiki Amiketo
Overon wrote on Nov 10, 2011, 18:16:
For the life of me, I don't understand why all companies don't encrypt their databases, all the information, not just certain parts of it like credit card information.
Mostly it's a utilization issue. Either there isn't enough processing power, or there isn't enough bandwidth between servers to handle all of the requests to auth a user, or large groups of users.

Data security for all things, is well I'd say archaic. And it probably won't change until processing power, and bandwidth exceeds server requirements, and it's cheap at that.

Anyway for anyone curious this is some basic info on hashing and salting:
Good and bad salted hash practices
Building and setting up your own hash-salt tables
wikipedia's salt page
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and it is always wrong."
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