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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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Jan
3
revised How does the secret key in an HMAC prevent modification of the HMAC?
Added relevant tag.
Oct
30
revised How does the IV or initial counter increase internally for each block in AES CTR mode?
Reword last statement.
Oct
27
revised How does SSL secure the initial handshake?
edited tags
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
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
23
revised Is there a “brainwallet” for GPG keys?
Added relevent tag. Tweaked wording.
Oct
23
revised Would it be possible to generate the original data from a SHA-512 checksum?
added 286 characters in body
Oct
23
revised Guarding against cryptanalytic breakthroughs: combining multiple hash functions
Corrected dead link, inserted paper title.
Oct
17
revised Two different approaches for Key Expansion using the AES-256 algorithm?
rolled back to a previous revision
Oct
17
revised Two different approaches for Key Expansion using the AES-256 algorithm?
Moved re-written code into answer, tweaked other wording.
Oct
17
revised Two different approaches for Key Expansion using the AES-256 algorithm?
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Oct
16
revised Two different approaches for Key Expansion using the AES-256 algorithm?
Use bracket-style subscripting for a "w" values, to simplify the notation.
Oct
16
revised How is multiplication inverted in IDEA's decryption round?
Rewrote question (including title) to clarify the question about multiplication.
Oct
14
revised How is multiplication inverted in IDEA's decryption round?
added 31 characters in body
Oct
14
revised How is multiplication inverted in IDEA's decryption round?
Fixed and added notation. Removed poor sentence.
Oct
14
revised How is multiplication inverted in IDEA's decryption round?
Added relevant tags.
Oct
14
revised How is multiplication inverted in IDEA's decryption round?
deleted 26 characters in body