POST and Security

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  1. #1
    Techman Guest

    Default POST and Security

    I am passing a login password from one page to another using a form(POST). I am concerned that a hacker can sniff the password as the password transfers from the input page to the validate page.<BR><BR>My question is, should this be a concern?<BR><BR>If so, is there a way for me to create/use a one way hash algorithem and apply it to both sides of the login (The page the user types in his/her login and the page in which the login is validated)?

  2. #2
    Silicon Wolf Guest

    Default RE: POST and Security

    The trouble with the hashing approach you mentioned is that your ASP code will have finished executing by the time your visitor sees the form button. So you wouldn&#039;t be able to run a hashing function until the next page loads.<BR><BR>If your password-protected page has sensitive information on it, your best approach might be to use a secure server. Otherwise you probably don&#039;t need to bother.

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