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← 02-44 Salted Password Scheme Solution

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Showing Revision 1 created 04/27/2012 by Amara Bot.

  1. [Evans] The answer is not much harder at all.
  2. All the attacker has to do-- The attacker has compromised the password file.
  3. That contains the line giving the salt for Alice and her encrypted password.
  4. To break the password, the attacker needs to try possible passwords
  5. concatenated with that salt and find one that matches the hash value.
  6. This seems like the salting doesn't help us at all, but let's change the question a little bit.