[Tip] How to salt and hash user passwords in PHP
- Here's a nice howto which shows you how to store password in a PHP applications - most web applications store a plain MD5 of the password or worse yet in plain text.
While plain text passwords are a security nightmare, MD5 passwords also can be cracked using a brute-force password software. Salted passwords add one layer of protection to that. Read how to do it in this article - http://bit.ly/L1Ge0