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Promising Open Source CMS in the 2008 Open Source CMS Award.

Today is 2008-10-27 and soon we will receive the announcement of the winner on: Promising Open Source CMS in the 2008 Open Source CMS Award. Regardless of what will be the winner, all are to be congratulated. * CMS Made Simple * ImpressCMS * MiaCMS * MemHT * SilverStripe Analyzing all the finalists, we can see that everyone deserves to be in this final, very good job Opensource. We know we did our best so far and expect more soon. Most Promising Open Source CMS Award Final Participation Team

So what's new in my world?

I'm starting to wonder where everything is heading, the recession (that allegedly isn't happening), the global economic crisis that is so blatantly in our faces these days, the high price of living, and the amount of unemployment is steadily increasing.

So what does this mean for the average person? keep reading ...

ImpressCMS: my latest developments.

Well it’s been a few months now, and as i’ve said before, I am not much of a blog person so don’t expect these blogs to increase in frequency than they are now. But I will try and write more frquently in future, but No Promises!

So what’s happened since my last blog?

I have integrated HTML Purifier into ImpressCMS successfully, this wasn’t as straightforward as i had hoped, but then I was definitely not under any illusion that it would be straightforward. I have done a lot of messing about, changing this and that, and then scratching it and starting over.
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Thinking of improving ICMS Sanitizer.

Well it’s been a chaotic Christmas & New year for the Impress team with the clock now ticking for our first ever beta release of ImpressCMS. So far we have achieved a hell of a lot in such a short space of time with lots of ideas and opinions floating about the forum, It’s been a long while since i’ve seen and been a part of a large team of developers who actively participate in group discussions and communicate with each other regularly. This can only be a positive move forward for all concerned.

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Password Encryption using Salt Methods

Today we were discussing a new method of storing user passwords in the DB.

At the moment passwords are only md5 encrypted which in recent times is far becoming insecure. If your database is compromised and the md5 hashes are stolen this can become a serious problem if the password is only md5 encrypted.

A proposed method was to introduce a salt key into the password algorhythm, this in itself will dramatically improve the security of the stored password hashes, but this method can be improved upon even more.

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