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Mar
19
comment Of what use is my code for finding prime numbers of a certain size?
@user24719 "it wouldn't be rapid" is an understatement, there physically wouldn't be enough energy in the entire universe to carry out the computation.
Mar
16
comment Reusing a one-time pad?
XORing the data with a 16-byte key is not nearly good enough... unless your file is made up of random data that kind of encryption is very easy to break.
Mar
16
comment why do files downloaded with http and https have the same size?
Actually OP seems to be misunderstanding that the whole encryption/decryption (and even compression/decompression) process is done transparently for the user, i.e. when a file is delivered compressed by a server the client decompresses it before giving it to the user, it doesn't just drop the gzipped file into the download folder for the user to deal with. At least that is how I understood the question after it was updated.
Mar
14
comment Of what use is my code for finding prime numbers of a certain size?
PrimeQ is also of interest.
Mar
14
comment Of what use is my code for finding prime numbers of a certain size?
@dave_thompson_085 Or even in this universe...
Mar
11
comment What is the probability of finding 4 equal bytes?
This is really barely on-topic since you could argue the question involves information entropy, but it should actually be on math.stackexchange.com.
Feb
27
comment Exponentiation with fully homomorphic encryption
crypto.stackexchange.com/questions/15436/…?
Feb
17
comment Given infinite unencrypted and encrypted texts, can I find the algorithm?
? stream ciphers don't necessarily have keys as long as the message, e.g. see RC4, and block ciphers can have modes of operation that effectively turn them into a stream cipher construction.
Feb
8
comment Are passwords generated from sine vulnerable to certain attacks?
In fact, by posting this question on SE, Steve may have inadvertently reduced his friend's password security to zero (if it wasn't zero to begin with).
Feb
8
comment Is $f(x)\oplus x$ a one-way function?
@PaŭloEbermann If one-way functions don't exist then the question is vacuous since it is predicated on $f$ being a one-way function :)
Feb
6
comment Why is knowing M not enough to break Blum Blum Shub?
What makes you think $x_n$ is available to you? :)
Jan
27
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Jan
26
comment How does BLAKE2 ensure that hash(A) != hash(B) when B = A||0 and both A & B have the same number of blocks?
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Jan
26
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Jan
26
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Jan
26
revised How does BLAKE2 ensure that hash(A) != hash(B) when B = A||0 and both A & B have the same number of blocks?
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Jan
26
answered Decrypt files with original file CTB-Locker
Jan
26
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Jan
6
comment Are there cryptographic hash functions which do not have any collisions?
@fgrieu Indeed, but that can be considered practically infinite for most intents and purposes - perfect hash functions on the other hand usually have such a small domain that they can hardly be called cryptographic. most of them, anyway. (in my experience)
Jan
5
comment Is there a hash function which has no collisions?
Perfect hash functions are not cryptographic hash functions as their domain is finite.