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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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Nov
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on key-recovery tag wiki excerpt
Oct
31
reviewed Reject suggested edit on At the current time, is SHA256 the de facto standard for strong cryptographic hashes?
Oct
30
comment How does the IV or initial counter increase internally for each block in AES CTR mode?
@user4982: It's good to point that out, some approaches just generate a 128-bit random value and count on top of that. But I would argue a 128-bit counter is effectively a NONCE plus a counter with a random initial value, and the size of the counter is just implicit from the context (eg, perhaps a given encrypted message cannot be larger than 2^44 in size).
Oct
30
revised How does the IV or initial counter increase internally for each block in AES CTR mode?
Reword last statement.
Oct
29
answered How does the IV or initial counter increase internally for each block in AES CTR mode?
Oct
27
revised How does SSL secure the initial handshake?
edited tags
Oct
26
reviewed Close The weak link is the password?
Oct
26
reviewed Leave Open Do any non-US ciphers exist?
Oct
26
reviewed No Action Needed Can you get two unpredictable hashes from the same message with, e.g. SHA1?
Oct
26
reviewed Reviewed Hypothetical unknown cipher - security in obscurity?
Oct
26
revised Which crypto libraries/programs do we have the most confidence in?
Added relevant tag.
Oct
26
revised Which crypto libraries/programs do we have the most confidence in?
Added comments to the closing.
Oct
26
answered Which crypto libraries/programs do we have the most confidence in?
Oct
25
revised Security of .net AES implementation and security of a hash MAC
Tried to clear up the post, added authenticated encryption tag
Oct
25
revised Why is sharing the seed and using SecureRandom “deterministically” so bad?
Typos, rewording.
Oct
24
revised Why is sharing the seed and using SecureRandom “deterministically” so bad?
Added another bug, clarified the issues.
Oct
24
answered Why is sharing the seed and using SecureRandom “deterministically” so bad?
Oct
23
reviewed No Action Needed Are there any hand ciphers not obsoleted by computer cryptanalysis?
Oct
23
reviewed Reviewed Is there a “brainwallet” for GPG keys?
Oct
23
revised Is there a “brainwallet” for GPG keys?
Added relevent tag. Tweaked wording.