[wp-hackers] Client side password encryption
viper at viper007bond.com
Mon Mar 17 02:52:57 GMT 2008
It's quite similar to the plugin I was using as a base.
I assume it too is broken by WordPress 2.5 though as it'll have trouble
comparing a hashed version of the password (made via JS) against another
hashed version of the password (in the DB).
On Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 7:13 PM, Andrew Ferguson <andrew at fergcorp.com>
> Have you ever tried using this plugin:
> It's based on the Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) and
> seems to work pretty well. It might at least be a starting point for what
> you're trying to do.
> On Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 7:31 PM, Viper007Bond <viper at viper007bond.com>
> > No no, I think the salt and all that stuff is a good idea. I don't want
> > mess with it or the database.
> > I'm just trying to figure out a way to not send the password in plain
> > text.
> > MD5'ing it + a separate salt worked well with 2.3.x, but it's proving to
> > be
> > trouble in 2.5.
> > On Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 11:04 AM, James Davis <james at freecharity.org.uk>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > On 16 Mar 2008, at 09:27, Viper007Bond wrote:
> > >
> > > > Is it even possible? I can't think of a way to take the MD5 of the
> > > > password
> > > > and use it to check the password due to the salting. I can't MD5 the
> > > > original password and compare it to the submitted hash as the
> > > > obviously isn't stored anywhere.
> > >
> > > I think (I'm away from home and unable to check precisely) that when
> > > I coded the new password functions things were left pluggable in the
> > > right places to allow you to use a different hashing algorithm. If
> > > you really wanted to use this plugin, you might be able to write
> > > another plugin that reinstates plain MD5 passwords. Please let me
> > > know if this isn't the case. :-)
> > >
> > > James
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