New Protection Scheme Makes Weak Passwords Virtually Uncrackable

A team of researchers at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering say they have found a way to help organizations better protect passwords.

Using an open-source password protection scheme they dubbed PolyPasswordHasher, the researchers believe they can make it much more difficult for hackers to decode even the shortest individual passwords. The PolyPasswordHasher is currently being tested as part of the Password Hashing Competition, a global effort organized by security professionals to identify new password protection schemes.

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