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Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2012 14:18:42 -0500
From: Jeffrey Walton <>
To: king cope <>
Subject: Re: MySQL Local/Remote FAST Account Password

On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 1:13 PM, king cope
<> wrote:
> ...
> Since the SALT does not change (and this is the weak point) in the
> change_user command
> it is a convenient way to crack passwords. (When connecting to mysql
> in each connection
> attempt the SALT is always different and sent out by the server).
> ...
Somewhat relevant here.... Salt has been recently shown to be a good
thing: "Multi-Instance Security and
its Application to Password-Based Cryptography"


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