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accepted Is RSA in a ECB-like-mode safe for bulk encryption?
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comment Is RSA in a ECB-like-mode safe for bulk encryption?
@fgrieu: Just because it was a handy scheme... I don't really mind that part if it's different though.
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comment Is RSA in a ECB-like-mode safe for bulk encryption?
Oh dang, ok thanks. :)
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comment Is RSA in a ECB-like-mode safe for bulk encryption?
+1 thanks for the explanation. Just a question: do you happen to know any ballpark numbers on just how inefficient a scheme like RSA is? (e.g. in KB/s or something, or how many times slower than symmetric encryption, for a typical-sized key.) Just as a rule of thumb -- anything within an order of magnitude is great.
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comment Is RSA in a ECB-like-mode safe for bulk encryption?
@CodeInChaos: It's just an encryption question -- I'm not worried about a per message overhead (as long as it's fixed), and I haven't worried about authenticity yet (I don't think signing would be a problem here). I'm just asking about the encryption part for now.
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comment Is RSA in a ECB-like-mode safe for bulk encryption?
I don't understand what you mean by "re-using the private key". Isn't the private key, well, private? How do you 're-use' a private key?
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asked Is RSA in a ECB-like-mode safe for bulk encryption?
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comment How can disk encryption systems (like Truecrypt) resist frequency analysis when they allow random access?
@Ninefingers: Thanks for the edit!
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comment How can disk encryption systems (like Truecrypt) resist frequency analysis when they allow random access?
Awesome answer, it fully answers my question! Thanks! :)
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accepted How can disk encryption systems (like Truecrypt) resist frequency analysis when they allow random access?
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asked How can disk encryption systems (like Truecrypt) resist frequency analysis when they allow random access?