[thelist] Retrieving password() field from a MySQL table

rudy r937 at interlog.com
Mon Jan 20 23:01:07 CST 2003

> Yeah, but if the passwords are encrypted, you can't send the password
> back to the user, which is what the whole question and answer system was
> made for in the first place!  :-)

perhaps "challenge question" was the wrong description

the question is intended simply to remind the person of their password

the answer to the question is not stored

e.g. "what type of a dog did i have and what was the street number at my
first apartment when i moved out of my parents' house?"

the answer (schnauser53) is the password


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