Congrats Solar Designer!

And the winner is: Solar Designer in the Month of PHP Security 2010 with his article “How to manage a PHP application’s users and passwords” (Full Listing).

Solar Designer’s phpass password hashing algorithm is used in wordpress. It has been designed to undermine brute-force strategies while being a fallback if certain hashing libraries are not installed on the server. It’s used in wordpress for compability and interoperability reasons and has replaced plain MD5.

Read On: PHP Open Basedir degrades Security (Bonus)

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