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Jun
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comment Extracting a WinRAR password
I can't say for sure without having looked at the winrar crypto in detail, but I consider it pretty unlikely since it'd require an unusually dumb mistake. Probably the best you can do is running a program that tests many password candidates, but that's only feasible for simple passwords.
Jun
29
comment Extracting a WinRAR password
Known plaintext attacks don't work against modern ciphers.
Jun
29
comment Block Ciphers - Standardize plain text
@AlexRibeiro CTR produces the key stream by encrypting a sequence of counters. While you compute a key stream consisting of full blocks, you can simply discard the useless final bytes. CTR can do that, since it doesn't pass the ciphertext blocks to the blockcipher when decrypting, instead passing the same counters as when encrypting.
Jun
29
answered Forgery attack on OCB
Jun
29
reviewed Looks OK Forgery attack on OCB
Jun
29
reviewed No Action Needed HMAC-SHA1( secret key ) with header of a transmitted file
Jun
29
comment Bouncy Castle and Salsa 20
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is a programming problem, not a cryptography problem.
Jun
29
comment How does bitmessage encryption work?
Since somebody creating two public keys with the same address doesn't look like a relevant attack, this only relies on (multi-target) second pre-image resistance, not collision resistance. 160 bits is plenty for that.
Jun
28
revised How can a Vigenère cipher be broken if the message is short?
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Jun
28
revised Relative security of a Vigenère cipher
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revised Assuming a 1024qb quantum computer, how long to brute force 1024bit RSA, 256bit AES and 512bit SHA512
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revised What exactly is the base for the KECCAK (SHA3) claim that a security strength of 256 bits is “post-quantum sufficient”?
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Jun
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revised How long does it take a quantum computer to brute force AES?
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Jun
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revised Implementations of Ntru TLS
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Jun
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revised Now that quantum computers have been out for a while, has RSA been cracked?
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Jun
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reviewed Close Use curve25519 for ElGamal crypto
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reviewed Close Less known hash functions producing 128 bit hash
Jun
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reviewed Leave Open Factoring large numbers
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reviewed Leave Open HMAC for encrypted authentication token: recommended iteration number
Jun
27
comment Getting the encryption/has algorithm used for modem configuration file
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