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SSL isn't good enough. Your website can be hacked.
Help solve the problem by advocating these RFCs:

TLSA (formerly DANE for DNS) Fixes the hackable CA problem

TLS-OBC: Fixes TLS, and the Related Domain Cookie Attack


About me
I have no relation to the above sites; I am just an advocate

Why "makerofthings7"? It's a challenge to "make seven things in my life of significant quality and value". Who knows if those things will take the form of software, art, or people. (I'm not married, no kids yet)

See ...my LinkedIn profile


Jan
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comment What cryptography is suitable to motivate High School students to learn math?
I like the psychology you put into that. The hacker mentality will also catch the imagination
Jan
13
comment Possible to use an accumulator to “license” or restrict the qty of certificates being used?
That is a great way of framing the question. I appreciate the sentiment too, and do appreciate the constructive comments and thoughts. I will leave the crypto as a black box as you suggest. I'm excited to see the other answers here (multi show, and nonce)
Jan
12
comment Possible to use an accumulator to “license” or restrict the qty of certificates being used?
What if the prime was simply a "factor" in the private key? e.g. CA-issued prime * client issued prime = a non prime number used as the private key
Jan
12
comment Possible to use an accumulator to “license” or restrict the qty of certificates being used?
YEa, I thought about that after I posted... perhaps the parent could sign a list of pre-approved primes. I'm trying to figure out which crypto would support this feature..
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asked What cryptography is suitable to motivate High School students to learn math?
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comment How do the following new (2013) ECC curves compare in security or efficiency?
If you refrain from closing I'll make the requested modifications later tonight.
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Feb
11
comment If its possible to derive the public key from a private key, why can't we go in reverse?
I see. There is more than one notation style. That has been confusing me for quite some time, as I cross reference my books.
Feb
11
comment If its possible to derive the public key from a private key, why can't we go in reverse?
I'm not sure if this kind of key recovery applies to the 3 scenarios. Again this is all self study so if you have a better path to learning, please do share.
Feb
11
comment If its possible to derive the public key from a private key, why can't we go in reverse?
@CodesInChaos Thanks. From my algebra background I see A = aG as simple variables. Is the difficulty inherent in the fact we're looking at a multiplicative cyclic group? My intent with this question is to study the simplest approaches to key recovery with crypto the following categories: 1: integer factorization, 2: discrete logarithm, 3: ECC discrete logarithms.