Using Hashlib to Securely store user passwords and credentials.

What is hashing? Hashing a password means that users cannot have their passwords compromised when a database engineer is reading cleartext in user databases (to a degree, the passwords could be decoded, but hashing them makes them illegible to someone who is not doing anything extensive). And also prevents hackers from reading passwords in plain text and can be compromised by collision attacks. Additionally when hashing a password a salt may be added to the password, this prevents a database from being attacked by dictionary attacks. Why Hash Passwords? Storing User credentials in Plain Text is generally as bad practice as it allows… Continue reading Using Hashlib to Securely store user passwords and credentials.

Adding Hosts to Godaddy

GoDaddy is a great Domain Registrar, I have GoDaddy as my Domain Registrar. When using domains and Subdomains you may want to have multiple websites on the same server, here is how to add hosts to your GoDaddy account.   First Browse to Godaddy and Login, It may be slightly different for you as I live in the UK. First Click on My Account, then Visit My Account… You should see this page, Expand Domains. On the domain you would like to Add a Host to, Click Launch. You should See this Page…. Please note some of my sensitive information has… Continue reading Adding Hosts to Godaddy