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We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

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QuestionConcept of "Password Mode" Pin
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Nathan Minier18-Apr-19 3:17
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Bogatitus wrote:
having no background in the world of security whatsoever


So, the good news is that with no background whatsoever, you've basically described how most password systems work. You did munge it a little with asymmetric cryptography (a private key infers a public key), but that's okay.

Maybe you should look into crypto systems; it's a very rich field of study that you apparently have an interest in.
"Never attribute to malice that which can be explained by stupidity."
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