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Discussion on: How to Securely Store a Password in Java

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Casey Webb

While this is a well written guide, it should be pointed out that hashing != encryption. Hashing is 1-way, encryption is 2-way. In other words, you can't decrypt a hash, you can only check that rehashing the same value gives the same results.

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Andrew (he/him) Author

Updated. Let me know what you think!

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Casey Webb

Looking good!

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Andrew (he/him) Author

Thanks for the heads-up! I'm working on an amended version of the article that discusses this issue. I'll post it tonight or tomorrow.