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Secure Password Storing for desktop software

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I was thinking to create a desktop application, and this app required user login with username and password, since the app not connect with database, I was thinking is there a secure way to store password? One of the way come into my mind is storing in registry?
Aug 26 '12 #1
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ariful alam
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You can do this what you thought.

you can also use a configuration file that may store user id and password in encrypt format like in binary, hex, decimal etc.
Aug 26 '12 #2

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@ariful alam
If storing in file will it be unsecure?
Aug 26 '12 #3

ariful alam
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As I said, in file in encrypt format. not as a simple text but as binary, hex, decimal or other technique. moreover you can name the extension of the file to a unknown format whatever u like.
Aug 26 '12 #4

Rabbit
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First of all, there's no such thing as 100% secure. And in this scenario, it's not a matter of where you store it but how you store it. The usual method for this is to hash the password and store the hash. A slightly more secure method is to hash it with a salt.
Aug 27 '12 #5

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@Rabbit
Yes I understad I just want to listen more suggestion and opinion which method will be more secure. Thanks for your advised.
Aug 27 '12 #6

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