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Welcome to BSidesLV 2016, our 8th annual BSides in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada!
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Tuesday, August 2 • 14:00 - 14:50
Rock Salt: A Method for Securely Storing and Utilizing Password Validation Data

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Rock Salt™ is a method for storing and accessing password verification data on multi-user computer systems that resists remote attacks. Along with commonly-employed measures that limit the number of unsuccessful attempts to login or otherwise verify a password, it allows users to choose relatively simple passwords with full security. The secret component cannot be easily leaked or exfiltrated by malware, does not require periodic backup and is isolated in a way that allows it to be protected by conventional security measures, such as safes, alarm systems and video surveillance, from attackers who somehow gain access to the computing facility.

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Arnold Reinhold

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Arnold Reinhold has been involved with password and passphrase security since the mid-1990s. He is the developer of Diceware, CipherSaber and HEKS, the first password hash designed to consume memory resources as well as CPU time. | | He has worked on spacecraft navigation at NASA, apparel industry automation at Marcon, computer-aided design software at Computervision Corp. and helped found Automatix Inc., an early robotics and machine vision... Read More →

Tuesday August 2, 2016 14:00 - 14:50
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