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Jan
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Dec
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comment Is it a requirement to understand mathematics when implementing (or breaking) cryptography?
Please elaborate: Which primitives are you referring to exactly?
Dec
8
comment Recommended skills for a job in cryptology
@mikeazo, He means "corporation".
Dec
8
comment What is the lowest level of mathematics required in order to understand how encryption algorithms work?
You might want to elaborate what other kind of math is required besides XOR and OTP.....
Dec
8
comment What is the lowest level of mathematics required in order to understand how encryption algorithms work?
Second book link is down cs.berkeley.edu/~vazirani/algorithms.html
Dec
8
comment What is the lowest level of mathematics required in order to understand how encryption algorithms work?
@LateralFractal, I don't think I quite get your point. Why would moving towards usability give rise to more complex mathematics?
Apr
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Feb
16
comment What is the difference between known-plaintext attack and chosen-plaintext attack?
@Hendrik, So which encryption protects against chosen plaintext attack? Is that even possible?
Feb
16
comment Chosen plaintext vs Chosen ciphertext
Do we even see chosen ciphertext in practice?
Feb
12
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Dec
30
comment Generating a secure random number in javascript
@CodesInChaos, Do you mind elaborating on that point? How could the entropy be increased by mere hashing?
Dec
2
comment Is Diffie-Hellman mathematically the same as RSA?
So... which is stronger? Which is more unlikely to be broken?
Dec
2
comment Adaptive Hash Functions: How to tell how many iterations were used?
Is figuring the number of iterations easy in practice, as CodesInChaos claimed above?
Dec
2
comment Why is H(k||x) not a secure MAC construction?
Also see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Length_extension_attack
Nov
22
comment Cryptanalysis to reverse engineer a hash?
@JohnGietzen, So what was #3 of that FAQ talking about?
Nov
21
comment Cryptanalysis to reverse engineer a hash?
@Tangurena, You spent 2 hours breaking it?
Nov
21
comment Cryptanalysis to reverse engineer a hash?
@JohnGietzen, Which FAQ are you talking about? crypto.stackexchange.com/faq?
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