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From "Varley, Roger" <>
Subject RE: Question for Tomcat Developers - How to Plug In Encryption for JDBC passwords
Date Mon, 28 Feb 2005 09:34:02 GMT
> If I can see your encrypted passwords, then I can see the 
> code that decrypts 
> them. And with that I have your passwords. It only adds a 
> step to my effort 
> to crack your security.

Is that strictly true? If you use the method that is used to encrypt Unix passwords (google
for JCrypt for an implementation) then isn't this a one-way hash and you can't decrypt the
passwords by reversing the algorithmn?


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