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Jul
12
answered Signatures: RSA compared to ECDSA
Jul
12
comment Signatures: RSA compared to ECDSA
ECDSA signatures are around 64 bytes
Jul
10
comment Which of these 3 AES 128 symmetric encrypt/decrypt routines is most secure?
The MAC in AES-GCM isn't HMAC.
Jul
10
comment KDF with low-entropy salts
The only advantage of that over a direct brute-force is that it can be done before the leak. It doesn't reduce the total work an attacker has to do at all.
Jul
10
revised KDF with low-entropy salts
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Jul
10
comment KDF with low-entropy salts
The linked question is pretty different from this one, since it derives the salt solely from the thing being hashed. Which is equivalent to not using a salt at all.
Jul
10
comment KDF with low-entropy salts
Can you justify your unpredictability requirement?
Jul
10
answered KDF with low-entropy salts
Jul
10
comment Entropy of system data - use all and hash, or trim least significant bits?
The important part of fortuna isn't how it generates its output. The important part is how it accumulates entropy in different pools and mixes that entropy into generator state.
Jul
10
comment Entropy of system data - use all and hash, or trim least significant bits?
Your pooling algorithm looks strange. Why don't you use a fortuna like design?
Jul
10
comment Format of NONCE in Initialization Vector (IV)
An IV or nonce is a sequence of bytes, the concept of letters doesn't make much sense here. So what's your question? Are you talking about the ASCII representation of those bytes? Or the hex representation?
Jul
9
comment Length of data to hash for PGP
cross posted and answered on SO: stackoverflow.com/questions/11256853/…
Jul
9
revised Encryption with private key?
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Jul
9
comment Encryption with private key?
What kind of padding do you use?
Jul
9
comment Encryption with private key?
cross posted: security.stackexchange.com/questions/17013/…
Jul
9
comment Do Quantum Key Distribution and Physical Unclonable Functions combine, and how?
I don't get how PUF solve MitM.
Jul
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revised why do we need Diffie Hellman?
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Jul
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revised Is SSL getting faster because it's getting less secure?
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Jul
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answered Is SSL getting faster because it's getting less secure?
Jul
7
revised why do we need Diffie Hellman?
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