FORUM HACK

July 16th, 2012

Investigation Shows NVIDIA Forum Passwords Not Salted

An investigation by TechPower Up has revealed that user passwords were only stored in NVIDIA’s forum database as raw MD5 hashes without salting. Shortly after the NVIDIA forum break-in occurred, the company released a statement claiming that all passwords were “hashed passwords with random salt value”. With salted passwords, an extra layer of security exists [...]