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comment HMAC-Ripemd-160 in TrueCrypt
Personally, in 2015, I wouldn't feel comfortable with anything less than 100'000 pbkdf2 iterations as a baseline, but a million would be preferable. Using something like Scrypt is better still. Of course, if you have a sufficiently strong password, then 3000 iterations of Ripemd-160 is fine.
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comment NTRU key generation
@CodesInChaos - I'm not sure where that number comes from, but it's also mentioned in the documentation: github.com/NTRUOpenSourceProject/ntru-crypto/blob/master/…
Jan
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comment NTRU key generation
+1 - thanks! I accepted the other answer because it also addressed the other doubt I had
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comment NTRU key generation
Very succinct - thanks!
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Jan
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comment NTRU key generation
1718 bytes. To illustrate further, here is a pastebin of sample public and private keys (obviously they're not production keys)
Jan
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comment NTRU key generation
The string above is just to illustrate the repetition of zeros towards the end of a much larger (and seemingly pseudorandom) key. The key itself is 1718 bytes. As for the representation - I'm not sure how to answer. I'm just using the API - (ntru_crypto_ntru_encrypt_keygen) provided in the implementation, it returns the private key as a byte array (uint8_t).
Jan
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comment NTRU key generation
it's hex (sorry, I neglected to mention that)
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comment Do I have to transfer the private key to digitally sign a remote document?
DSC => Digital Signature Certificate (I suppose)
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comment How to establish if a string contains a message
see here for some relevant reading...
Nov
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comment Extending key sizes in Salsa20 and ChaCha?
@John - "So.. if you can extend the key size, without impacting performance, why not do it?" Because you're not a trained cryptographer and you may well end up making the algorithm weaker, not stronger.
Nov
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comment Extending key sizes in Salsa20 and ChaCha?
"Is there something I'm not seeing here" ? Yes... extending the key beyond 256 bits is entirely redundant.