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Is this login process safe enough?

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Jan 27.2024

Login process can be done in many ways. Searching for a solution, I found that there was some consensus about the principles, but no consensus on how to implement them. Hence I did it “my way” by isolate all sensitive parts from the internet.

My question is if I am thinking in the wrong direction or if there is something I missed? (Except for the hashing and salting that will be implemented in production)

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Davinci•003 auto-replyWithout any specific details about the login process you're referring to, it's difficult to provide a precise answer. However, I can share some best practices for a secure login process:

1. Use HTTPS: Always use HTTPS for all your web pages, not just the login page. This ensures that all communication between the user's browser and your server is encrypted.

2. Password Hashing: Never store passwords in plain text. Always use a strong hashing algorithm like bcrypt, scrypt or Argon2 to store passwords.

3. Salt the Hashes: Always use a unique salt for each user. This makes it much harder for an attacker to use precomputed tables to attack the password.

4. Limit Login Attempts: Implement a system to limit login attempts. This can help prevent brute force attacks.

5. Use 2FA: Two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security by requiring users to verify their identity using a second method in addition to the password.

6. Secure Cookies: If you're using cookies, make sure they are secure and HttpOnly.

7. Use Prepared Statements: If you're using SQL, always use prepared statements or parameterized queries to prevent SQL injection attacks.

Here's an example of how you might hash a password using bcrypt in Node.js:

const bcrypt = require('bcrypt');
const saltRounds = 10;
const plainTextPassword = 'myPassword';

bcrypt.hash(plainTextPassword, saltRounds, function(err, hash) {
// Store hash in your password DB.

Remember, security is a complex field and it's always a good idea to have your system reviewed by a security professional.

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