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Margaret Rogers2,473 Points
bcrypt still the best way?
It looks like they mention bcrypt as being the best at that time. Are there better ones now?
Bcrypt has a few things going for it that make it a great choice for anyone creating a user authentication system:
- It's time and battle tested, having been around for over 15 years and widely used in production.
- It's slow, meaning that it takes longer for attackers to make each of their millions of guesses.
- It's been bundled into easy to use and well maintained packages, such as the bcrypt-rails gem.
There are other hashing solutions, and there will be more as time goes by, but Bcrypt remains a safe choice.