Passwords. Are. Not. Hard!

By Dom Davis

Love them or loathe them, passwords are here for the foreseeable future so we really should learn how to deal with them properly. So much of what we think we know about passwords is based on historical half truths, and actually makes how we generally handle them less secure.

In this session we’ll look at how to safely, securely and quickly store passwords for login, and take a look at what implementation details you could be leaking by making people jump through hoops to generate a "valid" password.

Aimed at all levels from the absolute novice, to the advanced developer who may have picked up some bad habits, this light hearted, language agnostic talk will look at a simple problem that we persist in making hard for ourselves.