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Camellia Key Schedule Sigmas [migrated]

Camellia uses 6 sigmas in its key schedule with values ...
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Are there any digital signatures valid for multiple pieces of data?

Are there any digital signature algorithms that can be used to produce signatures valid for multiple pieces of data? For example, pick a private key k, which has ...
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Does there exist an indistinguishability formal proof obfuscator?

A formal proof obfuscator is a mapping $\mathcal{O}$ such that whenever $P$ is a formal proof of a theorem $T$, then $\mathcal{O}(P)$ is a distribution of formal proofs of the same theorem $T$. An ...
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Syllae algorithm and Malaysian cipher from Rubicon

In the first episode of a tv series Rubicon (exactly in 482 and 491 lines of an English subtitles) there is mentioned Syllae algorithm and Malaysian cipher. I could not find any details about these ...
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Problem when programming Schnorr signature

I have some questions about Schnorr signature implementation. I am trying to implement it in C++. I chose private signing key x and public verification key y = g^x. I have a message M, random number ...
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How are keys stored in a .keystore file or in a .jks file?

I would like to know what is the structure of the keys stored inside a .keystore or a .jks file? by structure I mean are the keys stored in key value pairs? how are the passwords for several keys ...
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How can I convert an image into a long hexadecimal code and vice-versa? [on hold]

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Public key decryption mathematical analogy

To clarify, I'm talking about digital-signatures, not public key encryption. When I encrypt something with a private key, then it should be decryptable with a public key, as I've understood how ...
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Applying machine learning algorithms to homomorphic encrypted data

I have a basic understanding of encryption and I got back to the topic because of an interesting site that encrypts financial data using homomorphic encryption (HE) and I would be happy for any input ...
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what are the kind of mathematical proofs that i need to be familiarized with to understand (or do) cryptography? [on hold]

I know reductions are highly used to show that encryption schemes are secure under certain conditions, but i don´t know what other math proofs are needed. PD: English is not my native language so ...
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Using master password to encrypt and decrypt user credentials

I need a way to store third party credentials, and I want to avoid storing passwords in plain text. I can't use a hash because I will need to be able to get the raw password to log in to the third ...
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How would low-precision Gaussian sampling impact the security of BLISS?

For digital signature, I implemented BLISS in my cryptographic suite, and wrote the Gaussian sampler based on Lattice Signatures and Bimodal Gaussians. But unlike the reference implementation and ...
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ocf-linux, Splitting large buffers into chunks < MAX_DATA_LEN [migrated]

I am using ocf-linux in an openwrt application and have run into OCF CRYPTO_MAX_DATA_LEN (64K-1) and E2BIG errors in CRYPTO_AES_CBC mode. As a consequence, I need to split the input buffer into ...
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Is there a PRNG algorithm that allows to switch between states directly, not calling next()?

Basically I need a function with the following interface: getRandomBytes(uint128 seed, uint64 state, uint16 byteCount) Consecutive calls with the same seed and ...
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Is it ever safe to use encryption with compression?

In the wake of compression-based side-channel attacks like CRIME and BREACH, are there any safe ways to combine compression and encryption? The JWE Specification was finalised almost 2 years after ...
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Is there any functional encryption scheme whose key generation circuit is in NC1?

To my best of knowledge, I have kown there exists randomized encoding scheme whose encoding circuit is in $NC^1$, fully homomorphic encryption scheme whose decryption circuit is in $NC^1$, and ...
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RAR brute force cracking speed

I have been playing around with cRARk and was astonished by the low speed. On a 2015 high-end GPU (GeForce 980 ti), it took roughly 4h 50min to test all passwords composed of an 8-character prefix and ...
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Independence of answers to queries sent to a random oracle

Assume we have an algorithm which asks random oracle $\mathcal{O}$ $Q$ queries $u_1, \ldots, u_Q$. All queries are unique, $u_i \neq u_j$ for $i \neq j$. Queries $u_i$ are random variables, too. What ...
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Do I need to prove this?

I am using ABE scheme that has already proven under BDHE assumption. Here is the scheme https://eprint.iacr.org/2008/290.pdf In the key generation algorithm, I want to tie the user secret key ...
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Why is it so hard to make longer hashes?

I was reading this answer about why there is no such thing as a SHA-1024 hash: SHA-2 was built with state and word sizes to meet the security requirements on commodity computers (x86 and Alpha), ...
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How do Raptor (Fountain codes) encoding and decoding work? [on hold]

As described in this article, a Raptor code is a fountain code that encodes a message of $k$ symbols into a limitless sequence of encoding symbols, such that knowledge of any $k$ or more encoding ...
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Secure logical AND using Ishai-Sahai-Wagner Scheme

I want to try to implement a secure AND the way it was described here: https://eprint.iacr.org/2010/441.pdf It says that there are two bits a and b and that they have been split into d+1 shares. How ...
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RSA: revealing the modulus factorization by choosing a bad message

I started reading the book Cryptanalysis of RSA and its variants by M. Jason Hinek and I stumbled upon a phrase that intrigued me: plaintext messages that are relatively prime to the modulus (i....
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When is AES chosen instead of a stream Cipher (e.g., RC4) during an SSL connection?

During an SSL handshake, the browser sends a list of cipher suites to the server, from which the server selects one option. For data encryption, two of the several possibilities for the ciphers in ...
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Homomorphic Encryption operation for regression

I must be missing something, and I am sorry if this is a novice question... I have seen in places (eg. https://crypto.stanford.edu/~dwu4/talks/SecurityLunch0214.pdf page 13) that linear regression is ...
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Do I really need to use the same private/public key pair in RSA?

So I'm making an Android application, I need my application to be only able to scan my own generated QR codes, and I want to make sure that nobody else can generate fake ones. The data isn't ...
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ED25519 and hierarchical deterministic wallet

I'm building a solution based on the stellar codebase and using the ED25519 curve for the signatures. One of the features I've been adding to the system is a support for hierarchical deterministic ...
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Replacing signer with simulator

Assume we can prove security of digital signature scheme against key-only (no message) attacks. Now we want to prove security against adaptive chosen message attack. We use random oracle model. The ...
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Acceptable condition for dictionary search

I am trying to write a program to break transposition cipher using dictionary search. But I cannot understand the finishing condition of the search. Is there any theory that the maximum number of ...
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Is manually 'salting' my passwords a safe alternative to having a different password for each site? [duplicate]

It is highly recommended to use a different password for each site to prevent the breach of security of one site from compromising the user accounts on all other websites that have the same username - ...
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I was thinking of using different and independent password for different websites, but not storing them in some password manager so I don't need to backup the passwords. I thought I could use some ...
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What do they mean when saying that a certain value should be “super-logarithmic”?

What do they mean when saying that a certain value should be “super-logarithmic”? I've found the Wikipedia definition of a “super-logarithm”, but I'm having trouble understanding how a given value ...
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OpenSSL: Generate ECDSA key and CSR [migrated]

I know how to generate an RSA Private Key and CSR: openssl genrsa -out my.key.pem 2048 openssl req -new -sha256 -key my.key.pem -out my.csr But, How do I do the ...
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Anyone know of a portion of the Enigma Code? [closed]

I was reading about it today and it sounds like it would be a fun thing to try to decode. Problem is that I can't find a portion anywhere. Is it classified or am I not looking in the right spots
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In these lecture notes instructor Chris Peikert states the following lemma without a proof Let $f$ be a (randomized) function on the domain of $X$, $Y$. We have $\triangle (f(X), f(Y)) \leq \... 2answers 185 views Is the security of MAC function is based on HASH function It is widely known, generally, that a MAC is a HASH with key. I just want to ensure that my understanding is correct to avoid base further assumptions on wrong conception. So, if I used MAC that uses ... 1answer 28 views In NTRU digital envelope, do everyone know the hash function$H\$ used?

I have a simple question about the NTRU original cryptosystem using a digital envelope. The article can be found here: http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/1363/lattPK/submissions/ntru.pdf It is said that ...
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Easily reversible hash functions as a method of data transmission [duplicate]

I've been looking through the literature because I want to see if anyone has implemented this idea I have. I know data compression algorithms work by removing redundancy in data. I was wondering ...
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Is unusual (non power-of-two) RSA key size more secure?

On this blog https://blog.josefsson.org/2014/06/23/offline-gnupg-master-key-and-subkeys-on-yubikey-neo-smartcard/ there is a following sentence Generate master key Below I will use a 3744 bit ...