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I'm a software engineer with a background in computer science and mathematics. I love cryptography, math, and Linux.

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awarded  Yearling
Aug
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awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
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comment AES encryption takes more time to decrypt than encrypt
Do you know what mode of operation AES is being used in?
Mar
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awarded  Enlightened
Mar
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awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
25
comment Strange Password Hashing
Hi there. Crypto.SE discourages custom algorithm analysis, which is really the essence of this question. You may receive better information by sifting your question down to a set of specific questions about achieving certain cryptographic properties. As it stands, the question is possibly in danger of being removed.
Jan
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reviewed Close decryption many time pad
Jan
15
reviewed Close Can a salt for a password hash be public?
Jan
15
reviewed Close FIPS 140-2 compliant algorithms in Enhanced RSA and AES Cryptographic Provider (Windows XP)
Jan
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on remote-data-checking tag wiki excerpt
Jan
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on remote-data-checking tag wiki
Jan
5
comment Deterministically combine more than one source of entropy
I think the canonical way to combine two numbers uniformly distributed between 0 and n is to just add them mod n. (Eg, XOR is often used for doing so, and it is just bitwise addition mod 2.) In the case of floating point, however, it may introduce precision bias due to precision limitations.
Jan
3
revised How does the secret key in an HMAC prevent modification of the HMAC?
Added relevant tag.
Jan
2
reviewed Approve suggested edit on congruence tag wiki excerpt
Jan
1
reviewed Close Significance of repetition in XOR cipher text
Jan
1
answered How does the secret key in an HMAC prevent modification of the HMAC?
Dec
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on
Dec
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on quadratic-residuosity tag wiki
Dec
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on quadratic-residuosity tag wiki excerpt
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on