Here are the latest technical updates on Fandom. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.
- Fandom recently introduced a new method for password hashing on our backend. There are no user-facing changes nor any need to update your passwords. By upgrading our current methods to one of today's most advanced hashing methodologies, salted bcrypt (with additional AES encryption), Fandom is taking proactive steps to increase account security. Additional changes to the hashing configuration will increase the performance of our Helios (global login) service.
- We will retire the ParserSpeed feature. It was released as a beta tool in 2011 to allow admins to view article technical performance data, but has had very low use rate and ironically caused some performance issues itself. Further analytic development will be found in Insights.
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