Flask Biography Tutorial Part VIII : Using Hash to Store Password Securely

 

Password stored in a plain text format... Oh Dear!
Figure VIII-1 Password stored in a plain text format... Oh Dear!

 

I assess myself as no security expert, but storing a plain text password in a database is surely a bad practice. If someone (probably hacker) gain access to your database, (s)he can easily read your users password. Without any hassle. In this article I will show how you can easily utilize python md5 package to convert our users password into MD5 string and making curious hacker not that easy in reading it.

NOTE : rahasia is Indonesian word for secret.

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