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bio website coreyogburn.com
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Software development is my passion. Being able to structure a piece of software and implement solutions makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up. I've worked in a lot of different fields from financial analysis, GIS, fleet tracking, and most recently the pharmaceutical field. My personal research has taken me into cryptography, compression, android development, game development, sound engineering, and more. I can't learn fast enough.


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comment Reverse engineering a hash?
Is there a name for this encoding?
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comment Tactics available to help prove security of a new system?
I understand what your saying and I know I have a huge amount of work ahead of me, but I really feel like I'm on to something. I asked this question because even though I've gone through years of research, I accept the fact that I don't know everything and that I have a lot to learn from my peers in the field, not to mention we're in beta and if I don't ask it, somebody eventually will. I've worked for years researching, testing, breaking, re-breaking, and expanding on the cipher I do have. I'm going to fail a lot before I succeed, but I only need to succeed once.
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comment Tactics available to help prove security of a new system?
We've (my buddy and I) been looking into security the entire time, from day one. We've looked into many different attacks and have been researching implementation details in this field for almost 7 years. I ask this question because we have some very new techniques that need to be thoroughly tested and vetted before publication. I tried searching for common security tests but most scholarly sources tell you "it's secure when the community can't break it." I am looking for any/every way to prove this process.
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accepted How can a random salt for a hash function work in practice?
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comment How can a random salt for a hash function work in practice?
Ah, I see what you mean about not allowing attackers to use pre-computed easy hashes. After seeing so many Sony releases, I see where salt would have saved them from a lot of shame. I'll learn from their mistakes (and your answer/comments)
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comment How can a random salt for a hash function work in practice?
The only way an attacker would see the hash (ideally) is if they obtain a database dump. That dump would contain the salt... Don't you want to keep the two pretty far apart? Putting the salt right there with the hash is almost like storing decryptable data with half of the key used to encrypt it, in my opinion.