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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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Jan
10
comment Is it possible to break a hash-based block cipher?
@SamuelNeves Perhaps my nomenclature is off a little. However, wouldn't introduction of a CBC-like mode of operation preclude it being a stream cipher? Granted it's not strictly in either category. Regardless, the question stands as-is.
Jan
10
comment Is it possible to break a hash-based block cipher?
@Thomas Hence my choice of CBC.
Jan
10
asked Is it possible to break a hash-based block cipher?
Jan
6
asked Simple homomorphic crypto for 32-bit integers
Dec
20
comment Why is it important that phi(n) is kept a secret, in RSA?
This is excellent. Very well done.
Nov
29
comment What cipher mode is suitable for independantly decryptable short messages?
@IlmariKaronen Ah, that makes sense. I was erroneously considering each packet as a block.
Nov
29
comment What cipher mode is suitable for independantly decryptable short messages?
@IlmariKaronen Hmmm, is there a reason why Wikipedia describes CBC as using the previous ciphertext block? I can see that a single unique IV should be used for the conversation (i.e. the full stream of blocks), but not per-block.
Nov
29
comment What cipher mode is suitable for independantly decryptable short messages?
@CodesInChaos I'm aware, though the compressed data is a constant size per packet. I think the packets-vs-time domain is where side channel leaks are likely to occur, which I'll have to research further in order to discover a solution.
Nov
29
comment What cipher mode is suitable for independantly decryptable short messages?
Won't CBC require the previous ciphertext block, therefore making one lost packet destroy the next?
Nov
29
comment What cipher mode is suitable for independantly decryptable short messages?
CTR looks like it could do the job. Yes, integrity will be required. I was thinking of using a MAC, but if you know of a better solution I'm all ears! :)
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
Nov
28
asked What cipher mode is suitable for independantly decryptable short messages?
Nov
23
awarded  Yearling
Nov
6
comment Attack by replaying messages
Assuming, of course, both parties have a way of accurately measuring the time and compensating for geographical differences, daylight savings, leap-seconds, etc.
Nov
6
awarded  Critic
Oct
26
comment Is this a secure implementation of password reset email?
@JeremyW.Sherman The salt is allowed to be public. It's only there to prevent cross-user precomputation attacks such as rainbow tables.
Oct
16
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
12
accepted In layman's terms, how does Shor's algorithm work?