Sentinel is a password security system which is a one-way encryption. The needed variables are randomly selected by the computer. Which means there is no technician involved with the encryption algorithm, and therefore eliminates ‘Human Error’ possibilities completely. Each unique algorithm has the capability to hash text in multiple ways. Currently, each has the ability to generate a minimum of 10,000 different hashes per given string. This aspect of Sentinel can be scaled up by increasing computing power, and/or expanding the storage capacity.
‘Hash Encryption’ is a mathematical algorithm that maps data of arbitrary size to a bit string of a fixed size (a Hash), and is designed to be a one-way function. That is, a function which is infeasible to invert.
What Is Cryptographic Hash?:
‘Cryptographic Hash’ is a hash function which takes an input (or 'message'), and returns a fixed-size alphanumeric string. The string is called the 'Hash Value'.
What Is The Value Of Hash?:
A ‘Hash Value’ can be used to uniquely identify secret information. This requires that the hash function is collision-resistant, which means that it is extremely difficult to find data that will generate the same hash. These functions are categorized into cryptographic hash, and a verifiable secure Hash Value.
Sentinel vs Current Password Encryption Security
As you know, the current login procedure is a ‘password’ entered into a
‘Hash Encryption Function’. Then, the ‘hashed password’ gets compared to a
pre existing encrypted version saved in their own database. With a successful match, the application continues with the standard login procedure.
The problem with this method is that the outcome of the encryption is constant. Within the parameters of this function, there are no altering variables. This allows an attacker a chance to ‘Exploit’, in the event of a database dump, server or website compromise.
Sentinel’s primary unique feature is a newly hashed version of the encrypted password for the receiving server to update in the user table. This is an active defense to prevent password cracking because each hash is variant. This security measure is in case a database gets ‘Dumped’ by a hacker.
- Unique Points:
- Generates new hash with each successful hashing
- Locked down
- Hash can only be used on 1 website (Origin of Generation)
- Allows each website to have a new set of hashes for every login preventing sequential repetition
- Hash can only be verified by the issuer of the key
- Prevents cross attacks
- Allows each distributor to have their own unique set of hashes
Sentinel… Above The Rest
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