[resolved] Security question : can a SQL dump be exploited to obtain passwords ? (3 posts)

  1. sabinou
    Posted 5 years ago #


    I have to give a copy of my blog's database (an SQL dump made with phpmyadmin) to a coder, to write a few php lines for my blog.

    However, I am not sure about the safety of the procedure, could I ask you a simple confirmation, please ?

      --> Am I right in believing that it is NOT possible to find, in my blog's database, the admin's password ?

    Unless I am mistaken, the password is encrypted and can't be decrypted, so it should be safe to grant access to my database's dump to a techie. But I would really hate being mistaken on that matter :D

    Thank you VERY much if you could give me a confirmation (or not, of course) :-)

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    All passwords are one-way encoded. Which means that you can't decode them.

  3. sabinou
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thank you very much, Esmi :)

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