Data Pools and Blind Hashing
Authors: Jeremy Spilman

Date: December 2012
Publication: Passwords^12 (Passwords12)
Source: Currently no known Internet copy of paper.

Abstract or Summary:
This talk discusses an alternative approach to storing password hashes, dubbed Blind Hashing, where all hashed user passwords are not visibly linked to specific user records and are stored in an extremely large database alongside random data. Discussion focuses on the strengths and weaknesses of different variations of this approach and how these evolved the approach to be an attack resistant service at Taplink. Note: Video of presentation:

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