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Jul
8
comment When only using one-way hashing, is it possible to tell the number of characters changed between the old and new password?
Short answer: Nope.
Jul
8
comment Adi Shamir's secret database of all primes
It exists, but you can't select from it because the programmer forgot to put a with(nolock) on the insert sproc.
Jul
2
comment Attacks on AES-128 (ECB) based on some knowledge of plaintext
The only thing that looked questionable was the CTR mode but after looking into it a little, CTR mode seems legit, nothing to worry about. So, looks good to me.
Jun
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Jun
30
comment how to rememeber passwords securely?
What threat are we protecting against?
Jun
19
revised What algorithm would give the shortest ciphertext for very short plaintexts?
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Jun
19
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Jun
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revised What algorithm would give the shortest ciphertext for very short plaintexts?
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Jun
19
answered What algorithm would give the shortest ciphertext for very short plaintexts?
Jun
19
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Dec
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comment Would it be possible to create a game where one would need to decrypt a simple encryption?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XOR_cipher About as simple as it gets. The problem you'll run into with any encryption method is that, as far as I know, you won't be able to know if you're warm or cold until you've finished.
Dec
17
comment Would it be possible to create a game where one would need to decrypt a simple encryption?
Well an easy way to tell if you are getting closer to the original value of foo would be to append a hash after every step in the encryption. So you can check the hash to the encrypted string and if they match, they you're one step closer to foo.
Dec
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Dec
17
answered Would it be possible to create a game where one would need to decrypt a simple encryption?
Dec
17
answered Scrypt's maximum strength to increase entropy of lame passwords
Dec
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Dec
5
accepted Does it make sense to stretch non-keys?
Dec
5
comment Does it make sense to stretch non-keys?
Thanks Ilmari, what does PRK stand for?
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