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7h
reviewed Leave Open How should I treat a new cipher release like Spritz?
7h
reviewed Close Do any non-US ciphers exist?
7h
reviewed Looks OK Asymmetric algorithm for one time signing of small cleartext
7h
reviewed Reviewed Could RDRAND (Intel) compromise entropy?
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comment Could RDRAND (Intel) compromise entropy?
Welcome to Stack Exchange. This is a questions and answers site, not a discussion forum. Do not post questions as answers, use the “Ask Question” button. Furthermore, programming questions are off-topic here. You can ask programming questions on Stack Overflow. (But if your CPU doesn't have RDRANDOM then it doesn't have RDRANDOM. Anyway, you don't need it unless you're writing an operating system: use your operating system's API.)
18h
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Hash collision resistance requirements for Lamport signatures
Aug
28
revised Choice of authenticated encryption mode for whole messages
mention ARM's VMULL as well
Aug
28
reviewed Leave Open Security of very simple XOR with random?
Aug
28
revised Choice of authenticated encryption mode for whole messages
“streaming” isn't right here, as pointed out by e-sushi: authentication can't be streamed anyway, it has to operate on the whole message
Aug
28
asked Choice of authenticated encryption mode for whole messages
Aug
28
answered Security of very simple XOR with random?
Aug
27
reviewed Close RSA was rejected by which journal?
Aug
26
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Google is using RC4, but isn't RC4 considered unsafe?
Aug
26
revised Google is using RC4, but isn't RC4 considered unsafe?
found link and quoted it
Aug
26
reviewed Leave Open What's the best packet cipher mode for use with UDP for example? Advantages or disadvantages of any alternatives?
Aug
25
reviewed Close Counter Mode: how to choose the nonce part of the counter?
Aug
25
reviewed Leave Open Solution with high decryption cost and low encryption cost
Aug
25
reviewed Reviewed What are the advantages of TOTP over HOTP?
Aug
25
comment What are the advantages of TOTP over HOTP?
This answer makes no sense in relation with the question. TOTP and HOTP are intended as a form of authentication (usually as a what-you-have factor as the values are read off a token). They have nothing to do with other aspects of establishing a secure channel.
Aug
24
reviewed Looks OK Converting a stream cipher into a block cipher