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Hello curious reader !

I am a student in telecommunication engeneering at the time. I'm very interested in computer science. I do have a favorite programming language ... Yes you got it, it's C ! But I also had a touch with a couple of others (C++, Java, Python < I really enjoyed my little introduction about Python >), but since my growing interest in the Linux Kernel, I think I'll stick with the good old C for a while.

Lots of fun on SE for you all !


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accepted Understanding one-way hash functions construction
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comment Understanding one-way hash functions construction
I don't claim to design my own hash function ! I just wanted to understand how the designers of such tools make their choices (I mean in a global scale). By the way, excellent guidance that I will follow right away
Apr
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comment Understanding one-way hash functions construction
@fgrieu What you said is exactly the kind of things I am looking for. I read a bit the review about sponge functions by the creators of Keccak and heard about the HAC. I also found Schneier's book by googling a little but the character does not make me feel any sympathy ...
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comment Understanding one-way hash functions construction
@D.W. I am aware that they are very different although they can be linked together and the fact is ... I am interested in both ! But for the sake of simplicity, I will prioritize hash functions this time
Apr
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comment Understanding one-way hash functions construction
@mikeazo, actually it's a bit related to the second hypothesis you were formulating. I edited the question
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revised Understanding one-way hash functions construction
Reformulation of the question
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asked Understanding one-way hash functions construction
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answered one-time pad key related attack
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accepted How to design a practical and secure MAC scheme?
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comment How to design a practical and secure MAC scheme?
Every day I get more impressed by what crypto people can think of ... That's brilliant. The paper about cold boot attacks you linked is also very impressive ! I suggest you edit your answer to append that last comment since it is a witty advice.
Mar
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comment How to design a practical and secure MAC scheme?
The scheme I described only authenticates a $PEB(p) \leftrightarrow LEB(v,l)$ mapping, not the actual content of the block. I might add also add tags to authenticate the data written in the block. Could you explain more precisely the flaw induced by the use of $K$ for both tags ?
Mar
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comment How to design a practical and secure MAC scheme?
The fields involved in my HMAC scheme are fixed length, I even mentioned their respective length ;). I have read somewhere that the same key should not be used to produce several different tags. Should I use key derivation techniques instead of keeping on using the raw K ?
Mar
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revised How to design a practical and secure MAC scheme?
Added cryptanalysis tag + spell correction
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comment What is the probability of breaking the AES algorithm?
Please note that a block cipher can be used with several modes of execution. A few examples : ECB (Electronic CodeBook), CBC (Cipher Block Chaining), CTR (CounTeR mode) ... In addition to the AES security itself, the mode you pick up can also have some specific security concerns.
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comment AES-CTR vulnerability to cryptographic oracle
Very instructive and useful advice, thanks
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