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Are parts of a pseudorandom string also a pseudorandom string?

I am working on an exercise that encrypts a message using only the first $n$ bits of a pseudorandom generator's output $G(k)$, i.e. $F_k(m) := G(k)_{0...n−1} \oplus m$. $k$ is chosen uniformly at ...
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Is python a secure programming language for cryptography?

I know Python is a powerful programming language but is it secure for cryptography? I mean is it possible to reverse engineer the program (written in python) and discover the algorithm of cryptography ...
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authentication protocol questions/security

Disclaimer: I am the only person that uses my software. This is just experimental fun. I previously wrote a server/client that used the secure remote password protocol authentication. I had an idea ...
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bcrypt collision probabilities assuming same password and work factor?

What is the likelihood of 2 bcrypt hashes colliding if they use the same work-factor and input? Are bcrypt's salts large enough to prevent this from happening?
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Maximum steganographic embedding rate not detectable by steganalysis?

When using advanced steganographic methods (like F5) what is the approximate maximum embedding rate when advanced Steganalysis (like a machine learning approach) can no longer reliably detect it? I ...
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MITM Attack on Key Exchange Protocols

I was doing research on this attack and I am wondering, why is Diffie-Hellman always associated with such an attack? ​ Aren't other public key cryptography schemes vulnerable to the same kind of ...
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Limit the length of AES encoded output to certain value

First let me be clear upfront that am not Crypto expert. I'm having a problem where I will have to use NFC card. Now given the limitation of NFC cards memory sizes, I will need to constraint my system ...
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How to store keypair generated by RSA in a textfile?

I'm trying to write an encryption decryption program using Openssl-RSA. There are only two operations. User stores the data and retrieves it whenever he needs. To decrypt something, we need the ...
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AES-GCM Hash sub key parameter in Intel's IPsec library

I am trying to use Intel's optimized AES-128-GCM implementation (from the Intel white paper “Fast Multi-buffer IPsec Implementations on Intel Architecture Processors”, you can find the code here). ...
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What happens when domain parameter $q$ in DSA is not prime number

Suppose that attacker creates domain parameters $(p,q,g)$ where $q$ is not prime number (but $q$ still divides $p-1$) and that signer generates new key pair using these domain parameters. How exactly ...
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How secure is Shamir's Secret Sharing for password sharing when attacker has t-1 shares?

I am designing protocol to share a random generated n long password between k parties using Shamir's Secret Sharing. I know that share alone does not reveal much information about the original ...
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RSA enc/decryption with multiple prime modulus using CRT

Every information I found on internet about RSA-CRT encryption/decryption uses only two primes. I'm interested in my project in doing that using multiple (up to 8) primes. The general idea is to ...
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Who first published the interest of more than two prime factors in RSA?

Multi-prime RSA is now a well known technique (described here): it uses $k>2$ distinct secret prime factors in the public RSA modulus, with the advantage that, using the CRT, we can gain a speed ...
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Multiple-prime RSA; how many primes can I use, for a 2048-bit modulus?

In standard RSA, the modulus $n=p_1 p_2$ is a product of two primes $p_1,p_2$ of the same size. Suppose we construct the modulus as a product of multiple primes $p_1,\dots,p_k$, i.e., $n=p_1 p_2 \...
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RSA message integrity

I wish to send some small data that RSA alone can encrypt, and I send a shared secret along with it. ...
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What does well-typed mean?

I am currently studying Cryptography and I don't really understand what does 'well-typed' mean when talking about secure cryptographic protocols. I can't find any reasonable explanation on the ...
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Are there any good examples of Contemporary Mechanical Cryptography?

Are there secure mechanical cryptosystems in use today? Not necessarily alphabetic either, ie digital but mechanical?
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can session key be be used as digital signature?

if two communicating parties share a (symmetric) session key, k. When one of the party wants to send a message 'm' to other, is it okay use {m}k as a digital signature?
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Is there a fast implementation of RSA for Microcontrollers?

Zhe Liu, Johann Großschädl, and Ilya Kizhvatov. "Efficient and Side-Channel Resistant RSA Implementation for 8-bit AVR Microcontrollers" describes a fast implementation, but only contains a sketch of ...
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Does threshold crypto (m-of-n) guarantee that m peers discover the plain text?

In a threshold cryptosystem, is there any guarantee that all $m$ peers participating in retrieving a plain-text will all retrieve it? If not, is it possible to provide such a guarantee? For instance ...
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Can you help me understand PFS and wPFS?

Every time I encounter the concepts of PFS (perfect forward secrecy) and wPFS (weak perfect forward secrecy), I feel uncertain about them. My understanding is that: PFS ensures that, if the ...
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Winternitz One-Time Signature

I am reading the page 38 in this "Post Quantum Cryptography" book (Equations 8 and 9). My question is, why to compute the verification key $Y$, $f$ is applied $2^w-1$ times? Are there any security ...
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How to test the speed of an Authenticated Encryption algorithm?

I am trying to implement Authenticated Encryption algorithms using CUDA. Most of Authenticated Encryption algorithms have short message length like 64, 254..., 4094 (Byte). these message lengths ...
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What is the lowest level of mathematics required in order to understand how encryption algorithms work?

What mathematical fields of knowledge would be required in order to get a good understanding of encryption algorithms? Is it basic algebra, or is there a "higher education" mathematical field ...
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What is the meaning of “trapdoor” in cryptography?

I do not really understand the meaning of a "trapdoor" in cryptography, so here are my questions: What is the meaning of trapdoor and how can I convert a word or string using a trapdoor in ...
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Usefulness of Damgård–Jurik

I am trying to understand what are the benefits of using Damgård–Jurik over Paillier. I understand that expansion factor decreases as s increases. But isn't it the ...
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NMaster key from n secret key

I have to derive master key from N secret key. With the help of master key, i can collect all the secret keys which is used to derive master key. key1, key2,..keyN ==> single master key and single ...
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Is it secure to encrypt random key with block cipher in ECB mode?

If we have a random key $K$ which is 256-bit, and have a block cipher $C$ which has a block size of 128-bit. Is it safe to encrypt $K$ with $C$ in ECB mode? This problem can be generalized to given a ...
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what is the fastest and efficient method to perform modular multiplication?

I'm working on a code that needs to perform modular multiplication of big numbers several times. Since the operation takes place several times, using division to find the remainder is very expensive. ...
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Differential Cryptanalysis

How do I find the differential characteristics using techniques Shrinking ? How do I extract the key on Differential Cryptanalysis using the technique Shrinking in Blockcipher Algorithm? Shrinking ...
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Deletion in RSA Accumulator

I am studying RSA Dynamic Accumulator and I have a question: why is simpler to calculate the new accumulator value after a deletion if is known the secret ϕ(n)? Is possible to calculate the deletion ...
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Deletion complexity in a RSA accumulator

My question is about the existence of a dynamic RSA accumulator with deletion of an element in O(1) time. Do you know some practical implementation?
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Largest number that could be factored in milli seconds

Considering a home pc/laptop as machine used (Say typical 2.4 GHz, 16GB RAM, 4 core processor) for running any factorization algorithm. What would be the largest number that could be factored into its ...
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Decoding base64 encoded message with a key

I am pentesting a database that where I found data which was base64 encoded. I tried the usual method of decoding base64, which didn't work. Later, I found in ...
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Applying Vigenere on small strings with sorting capability

I am new to cryptography and have a question about a use of Vigenere cipher in the case of small strings. I'd like to encrypt keywords that are smaller than 10 characters. If I use Vigenere ...
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Reasons for Chinese SM2 Digital Signature Algorithm

In the IETF RFC draft named "SM2 Digital Signature Algorithm" a signature algorithm is specified. The RFC does however not mention why this signature algorithm has been defined. Nor does it specify ...
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What is a Non-Interactive Zero Knowledge Proof?

I understand the concept of a Zero Knowledge Proof thanks to the easy to understand analogy of Alibaba's cave. However, this seems to require interaction between the verifier and the other party. I ...
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Why is AES resistant to known-plaintext attacks?

At least it's my understanding that AES isn't affected by known-plaintext. Is it immune to such an attack, or just resistant? Does this vary for chosen-plaintext?
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Message security and also program copy detection

Imagine I have client and server running on different machines, each as a separate software. I want to ensure: message authenticity, integrity and confidentiality at least of messages coming from ...
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Is my protocol that uses hybrid cryptography and AES-GCM secure?

I'm having a lot of trouble trying to understand how to implement AES-GCM. My usecase: Person A sent me a file with a gauranteed unique name. I want to be assured it was from person A, and that no ...
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How to calculate Private Key in RSA using Extended Euclidean Algorithm [duplicate]

I have googled for about 2 hours now and still haven't found an explanation. The wiki article just makes me more confused and so has every other similar question I've found on StackExchange. Here's an ...
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Clarification on the state of the art of qubit commitment

What is the current state of research on quibit commitment? It seems that the answer is not 2001 but it seems to me that a lot of these pdf are referring to a old protocols of quantum bit commitment ...
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Why Merkle Tree doesn't suffer Birthday attack?

I am trying to understand why Merkle Tree doesn't suffer the birthday attack? Can you help me? Thank you!
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Random Coin Flip

Quoting an old question: Consider the following protocol for two parties A and B to flip a fair coin (more complicated versions of this might be used for Internet gambling): A trusted ...
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1answer
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Unconditionally Secure Authentication

I'm trying to add the authentication for my One-Time Pad implementation. I know that to provide Unconditionally Secure Authentication I need to use the One-Time MAC authentication. But I don't ...
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Probability approximation of no collisions

I am comparing the actual probability of no collisions to the probability approximation formula of no collisions from the Understanding Cryptography text. The approximation is as follows: $$P(\text{...
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Can knowing part of what was used to generate an md5 hash make it vulnerable? [duplicate]

Say I am able to ask a black box MD5 generator to generate 1,000,000 hashes given input $STRING$ Where $STRING$ is an arbitrary ...
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How do different block sizes affect the throughput of GPU implementations of AES?

I am confused about the effect of different block sizes on AES performance. As you can see here, there is a huge gap between the throughput of different block sizes. As far as I know, every 16 bytes ...
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elliptic curve multiplication with negative factor

I'm learning the multiplication operation on EC. From most material I can found, the multiplication $nP$ is just: $$nP=P+P+\cdots +P+P$$ For negative factor, i.e. $(-n)P$, by above definition and the ...
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How can IND-CPA encryption be identity revealing?

This is problem 10 of Chapter 4 "Symmetric Encryption" (pdf) from Lecture notes by Bellare and Rogaway: An IND-CPA secure encryption scheme might not conceal identities, in the following sense: ...

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