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I'm an aspiring cryptographer. Other interests include software engineering and Linux-based system administration.

I can be contacted at: reid [at] rwiggins [dot] net.


Mar
29
comment Can machine learning analyze random number generator?
It is not known to be impossible to formally prove that a CSPRNG is indistinguishable from random. We merely don't know how to prove it one way or another. If one way functions exist, we do have probably secure PRGs.
Mar
22
reviewed Approve How can I use SSL/TLS with Perfect Forward Secrecy?
Mar
12
comment When is a cipher considered broken?
I disagree that "compromised" is a good word for that scenario, because "compromised" and "broken" are really very similar concepts. I would argue that unsafe is a much better word for "broken in a practical sense". Indeed, your very answer itself explains "compromised" as "no longer considered safe to use".
Feb
22
reviewed Approve What is a fair exchange scheme?
Feb
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
1
reviewed Approve Proof that $gcd(e, \lambda(N)) = 1 \hspace{1mm} \Longleftrightarrow \hspace{1mm} gcd(e, \varphi(N)) = 1$
Jan
29
revised 1 Billion Bit Encryption?
fixed misinterpretation of quote
Jan
29
answered 1 Billion Bit Encryption?
Jan
27
revised In ECC, how do I prove that point addition is commutative?
Fix "Epiletic" curve typo, correct some awkward phrasing, MathJaX-ify the math, and remove the closing "Thanks"
Jan
20
comment How much (home PC) CPU time is required to generate a prime number of a given size?
@K.G.: Ah, well, I did not intend for this post to really contain a serious prime-finding algorithm; rather I wanted to demonstrate that asymptotically, the task is not difficult, and real world improvements (like your suggestion) make that analysis messier.
Jan
10
revised How much (home PC) CPU time is required to generate a prime number of a given size?
actually answer the question
Jan
10
answered How much (home PC) CPU time is required to generate a prime number of a given size?
Nov
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