April 30, 2021

Why are password hashed in backend?

Hi,

I don’t know if this is the right sub.

I was wondering why password are hashed in backend and not frontend? I mean, why doesn’t it produce a vulnerability?

I heard it’s because password are transported over TLS.

So the logical flow would be :
Plain text password – > crypted in TLS/SSL – > routed to the server – > uncrypted by the server – > plain text – > hashed – > compare the hash to the hash in data base

But between the TLS/SSL uncryption ans the hashing, the password would be plain text. Or are you hasing the TLS/SSL crypted password?

Because if you are not, there could be a malware on the database that collect the plain text password after the SSL/TLS decryption.

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