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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.


May
18
revised Why is XOR preferred over XNOR?
Change ‘not XOR’ to ‘XNOR’, which makes the text somewhat easier to follow IMO
May
3
revised Security strength of RSA in relation with the modulus size
Clean up Mathematica code a bit, add a brief explanation of it for the uninitiated
Apr
19
revised Is there a reason that the N value in scrypt is limited to powers of two?
fix minor typo
Mar
17
revised What prevents a padding standard to cause a data loss?
Fix spelling of 'standard'
Mar
5
revised Is it possible to calculate the 'skeleton key' for DUAL_EC_DRBG? What would it take?
Fix typo
Mar
4
revised Is it possible to calculate the 'skeleton key' for DUAL_EC_DRBG? What would it take?
Fixed typo in title
Dec
30
revised Where is my private key stored when I communicate to a website that uses SSL/TLS?
Corrected spelling and grammar.
Dec
20
revised Calculate entropy of key derived from PBKF2 function
Remove extranenous dollar-signs introduced by e-sushi's edit
Dec
15
revised OpenSSL PBKDF2 documentation
Entity-encode the LT so that StackExchange won't think the header file is an HTML tag and erase it
Nov
11
revised Can you explain partial private key extract algorithm in certificateless Public key cryptography?
signature tag; fix spelling of Paterson
Nov
4
revised Is there a name for this 'enhanced' caeser shift and if so, is it trivial to break?
Fix spelling of 'Caesar'
Nov
1
revised How would you encrypt-then-MAC when using pen-and-paper and a Caesar cipher?
Fix spelling of 'Caesar'
Oct
28
revised Does the SHA hash function always generate a fixed length hash?
Corrected grammar
Oct
6
revised Openssl & RSA : how many public exponents are possible?
correct a pretty glaring error
Oct
5
revised How hard/easy will be to break a SHA-1 or SHA-256 hash if the attacker knows part of the original text?
Clean up grammar and phrasing
Sep
30
revised Understanding elliptic curve encryption
fix spelling
Sep
19
revised What does it mean to be simultaneously hardcore?
Made tags more accurate
Sep
8
revised What NIST protocol was allegedly backdoored by NSA in 2006?
fix grammar error
Aug
13
revised Pre-image resistant but not 2nd pre-image resistant?
Completely fleshed out the relationship between preimage and second-preimage resistance; reword other parts to make them better
Aug
1
revised What exactly is the base for the KECCAK (SHA3) claim that a security strength of 256 bits is “post-quantum sufficient”?
Fix error pointed out by Stephen Touset