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May
22
comment Why is SRP not widely used?
Well, if you ask about auth databases, then you are probably inside and organisation and could probably acquire one or many ssl certificates or even a CA. SRP would be useful for a lonely server for that it would be expensive or complicated to get a signed SSL certificate.
May
21
comment Why is SRP not widely used?
What patents do you mean? TLS-SRP in OpenSSL doesn't work for me (see link in the question) and I can't get help nowhere.<br> Don't even mention windows NT auth, it sucked 15 years ago and now it sucks multiplied growed computing power.
May
18
comment How to calculate cycles per byte
@Thomas captain to the resque!
May
13
comment Is there any strong enough pen-and-paper or mind cipher?
It can be generated with a computer, but it will be hard to remember it.
May
8
comment What's the difference between AES and earlier block ciphers?
@RolandSmith en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Block_cipher#Definition
May
7
comment What's the difference between AES and earlier block ciphers?
1. Is only CBC vulnerable? Is there a way to get rid of this limitation?
May
7
comment What's the difference between AES and earlier block ciphers?
Modes of operation are the same for all block ciphers, so I don't count them. Actually, I meant in my question "Do AES of other symmetric block ciphers offer anything more or less than ideal block cipher?"
May
5
comment Why is SRP not widely used?
Tom Wu, the author of SRP, was here once. Curious what would he say.
May
5
comment Why is SRP not widely used?
TLS-SRP became a RFC standard long ago. There is lack of implementations. Reference from 2002 is probably a little too old.
May
5
comment What's the difference between AES and earlier block ciphers?
Actually, i meant raw cipher, without modes of operations. Read "user" as "non-cryptographer".
May
5
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May
5
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May
5
comment Why is elliptic curve cryptography not widely used, compared to RSA?
Is it possible that better algorithms for integer factorisation were found first after RSA become widely used?
May
5
comment What's the difference between AES and earlier block ciphers?
RC4 isn't a good comparison since it's a stream cipher.
May
5
comment Why is elliptic curve cryptography not widely used, compared to RSA?
@VineetMenon crypto.stackexchange.com/questions/1190/… RSA can use very short public key. This wouldn't word with DH-based ciphers, used with ECC.
May
5
asked Why is SRP not widely used?
May
5
comment What should be the size of a Diffie-Hellman private key?
Seems they speak about secret exponent size and not modulus size. Never knew that they may be different.
May
5
comment Is there any strong enough pen-and-paper or mind cipher?
IMHO it's not possible to remember the keys.
May
5
comment Is there any strong enough pen-and-paper or mind cipher?
RC4 doesn't have good reputation, though I don't know if it's completely broken yet. According to answer, Solitaire seems to be a weaker version of RC4.
May
5
comment What's the difference between AES and earlier block ciphers?
Is there any difference from user's point of view?