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bio website lamontconsulting.com
location New York, NY
age 38
visits member for 3 years, 6 months
seen Jan 21 at 12:40

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


Sep
27
comment How can two UProve token holders prove to a 3rd party that they aren't the same user?
What information would be in that attribute? Is it encrypted data?
Sep
19
comment What is the lowest level of mathematics required in order to understand how encryption algorithms work?
Related How do I learn Cryptographic/Mathematical notation
Aug
13
accepted Technical details of attack on Android bitcoin usage of SecureRandom
Aug
12
revised Technical details of attack on Android bitcoin usage of SecureRandom
added 67 characters in body
Aug
12
asked Technical details of attack on Android bitcoin usage of SecureRandom
Aug
4
awarded  Yearling
Jul
22
comment How can I tell which curve a given ECDSA implementation uses? (P-521 or something else)
I just purchased that $99 book the other day. Glad to know I have the right study material. Thanks for confirming that, and let me know if you come across anything else I should know
Jul
22
comment How can I tell which curve a given ECDSA implementation uses? (P-521 or something else)
I'd like to study the equation 'y^2 = x^3 + ax + b` in more depth. Where should I begin? (how are those variables generated, what are known weaknesses, etc?)
Jul
22
accepted How can I tell which curve a given ECDSA implementation uses? (P-521 or something else)
Jul
22
revised How can I tell which curve a given ECDSA implementation uses? (P-521 or something else)
deleted 4 characters in body
Jul
22
asked How can I tell which curve a given ECDSA implementation uses? (P-521 or something else)
Jul
4
comment Given a message and signature, find a public key that makes the signature valid
Note: If you didn't intend to make this "community wiki" you can flag this for a moderator to undo that... and you can continue to gain reputation for the posting.
Jul
3
accepted Why is “mod(n)” so central to most aspects of cryptography?
Jul
3
comment Why is “mod(n)” so central to most aspects of cryptography?
In an OTP, XOR was explained to me as having a 50% chance of being 1 or 0, resulting in an output with perfect secrecy (up the the limits of the PRG). Is it true that any modulo done in base 10 has a 10% chance of being a given number? If the answer is yes, then I am totally on board.
Jul
1
comment Why is “mod(n)” so central to most aspects of cryptography?
Here is the official take on duplicate questions on this site Where this particular question falls I'm open to whatever is decided.
Jun
30
asked Why is “mod(n)” so central to most aspects of cryptography?
Jun
29
accepted What type of groups does Microsoft's U-Prove use (Schnorr… etc?)
Jun
29
asked What type of groups does Microsoft's U-Prove use (Schnorr… etc?)
Jun
28
awarded  Informed
Jun
17
accepted When truncating an AES MAC value by “w” , how do I justify that “w” is still negligible?