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Are sensible passwords really about to be banned in France?

Posted on 11. Apr, 2011 by .

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Last week, Slashdot surfaced news about impending and controversial data laws in France with the headline “France Outlaws Hashed Passwords“. They linked to the BBC news story about Google, eBay, Dailymotion and others challenging it. It’s considered bad form to store passwords in plain text. Plain text is unencrypted. It would mean that if your [...]

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