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+Nick Coghlan and I are having a good brain storming about the addition of password hash algorithms to the Python standard library: The discussion is related to the recent #linkedinhacked fiasco. While I was typing, +Guido van Rossum has joined the topic, too.

I'm astonished how few people know about the excellent #passlib package. It's a great framework with over 30 hash algorithms, more deviations for countless apps and OSs, side channel free password checker and migration of outdated password schemas. The code is well written, documented and the authors really know what they are doing.

If you deal with passwords, checkout
[Python-ideas] Add adaptive-load salt-mandatory hashing functions? Christian Heimes lists at Mon Jun 11 10:42:59 CEST 2012. Previous message: [Python-ideas] Add adaptive-load salt-mandator...
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I'm not sure I follow that comment Paul... is this in relation to the title I use for my blog and my post about volunteer-developed VMs? (which is unrelated to this particular G+ post)

If so, yes, the title of my blog is a deliberately provocative language hack. You can also reach it through the alternative, less confrontational, framing of

That post is also about cross-platform language level VMs rather than OS level VM hypervisors.
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