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http://codahale.com/how-to-safely-store-a-password/

with what does OpenBSD store the password by default?

They say bcrypt is way more secure then hashing. I googled' it and obsd supports bcrypt, but does it use it by default?

Thank you!

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From: http://www.openbsd.org/papers/bcrypt-paper.pdf

We have implemented bcrypt and deployed it as part
of the OpenBSD operating system. Bcrypt has been
the default password scheme since OpenBSD 2.1
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From: eduunix.ccut.edu.cn/index/pdf/… Bcrypt takes the password and (a) uses a 128 bit salt (b) a cost value, (c) use localcipher to encrypt. The localcipher is defined by login.conf and by default is Blowfish. –  samt May 1 '11 at 13:29

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