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comment How does the index of coincidence work in the Kasiki test?
No, it depends on the text being typical enough (i.e. having a typical distribution of letters for the language being analyzed), and long enough.
Aug
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comment Webcam random number generator
@PaulUszak does it say anything about JPEG? The webcam could give you pure uncompressed image data, which you can subtract. (The web page doesn't seem to be available anymore.) I also don't see how treating the whole JPEG file as one entropy source makes stuff better.
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Aug
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answered Request for review: known plaintext mitigation by rotation and xor encoding
Aug
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answered Combine two sha512 hashes to a single hash
Aug
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revised Combining several symmetric ciphers using XOR
associativity alone is not enough.
Aug
20
comment Combining several symmetric ciphers using XOR
You might want to mention that for this to be secure, both ciphers must be sufficiently non-similar so they don't cancel each other out, or have independent keys, preferably both.
Aug
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comment Combining several symmetric ciphers using XOR
Please don't use the word "one-time pad" for a stream cipher. This is not the same.
Aug
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answered Mathematically / statistically “safe” way to differentiate between crypto and random blob?
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comment How is an epsilon of 1/1000 non-negligible?
Could you elaborate on this? As it is, it doesn't answer the question at all.
Jul
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comment What are the key differences between the draft SHA-3 standard and the Keccak submission?
@mykhal yes, that was already linked (the "it was discussed here" link).
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comment Encryption of exe file
Encryption works on anything, not just "text".
Jun
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revised SHA-256 hash of null input?
make clear what is wanted