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Pentester, ex-developer, security researcher, reverse engineer, electronics tinkerer, internet activist, zombie eradicator, promulgator of useless facts, shrubbery inspector, bacon aficionado.

Strengths: Security, Crypto, Win32 API, C#, .NET, PHP, x86 assembly

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May
27
accepted Is it feasible to break Diffie-Hellman key exchange when the implementation uses a poor-quality PRNG?
May
27
accepted Selecting bijective functions for permutations
May
27
accepted Cryptanalysis and weaknesses of SEED cipher
May
27
accepted Is PBKDF2-HMAC-SHA1 really broken?
Dec
4
accepted Is a simple stream cipher “partially homomorphic” if no integrity check is applied?
Jul
4
accepted Is it worth applying a MAC on data in a HSM?
Jul
4
accepted Potential vulnerability in DH key selection - am I understanding this right?
Mar
26
accepted What cipher mode is suitable for independantly decryptable short messages?
Mar
26
accepted Simple homomorphic crypto for 32-bit integers
Jan
19
accepted Is it possible to break a hash-based block cipher?
Nov
28
accepted Memory-hard operations in work-factor hash functions
Nov
28
accepted Is it possible to ensure security with zero pre-shared information?
Nov
28
accepted Blum Blum Shub vs. AES-CTR or other CSPRNGs
Oct
12
accepted In layman's terms, how does Shor's algorithm work?
Oct
2
accepted Is 512-bit RSA still safe for signature generation?
Aug
20
accepted Entropy of system data - use all and hash, or trim least significant bits?
Jul
16
accepted Combatting traffic shape analysis with spurious packets
Jul
16
accepted Order of cascaded ciphers
Jul
16
accepted Padding methods for block ciphers - PKCS7 vs ANSI X.923
Jul
10
accepted Hash decrypts key, key decrypts cipher… why?