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Another PHP programmer responsible for things like the MicroMVC PHP framework.

You may notice that some of my questions run very deep into the heart of certain issues because I strive for the highest optimization that is possible in my apps.

Jan
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comment Secure way to encrypt and decrypt a folder on Mac or Linux?
@mikeazo have an example?
Jan
22
comment Secure way to encrypt and decrypt a folder on Mac or Linux?
1) TrueCrypt (and derivatives) concern me. 2) VeraCrypt/TrueCrypt has an intresting license. 3) TrueCrypt 7.1a is being audited while VeraCrypt hasn't been. With that said though, certainly worth looking into. :)
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Jan
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comment Secure way to encrypt and decrypt a folder on Mac or Linux?
@StephenTouset when you say "key" I'm assuming you mean the symmetric password used and not a keypair right? I learned about CBC > EBC a while ago. I haven't heard about GCM yet. Also, I'm not worried about 256-bit AES being overkill since this is for sensitive small text documents, configs, or keys mostly. I just need something for daily use on OSX and Linux.
Jan
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Jan
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comment Secure way to encrypt and decrypt a folder on Mac or Linux?
Found a related question on superuser
Jan
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asked Secure way to encrypt and decrypt a folder on Mac or Linux?
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comment Why the symmetric key layer in PGP?
+1 multi-recipient encryption is a big point with email.
Jul
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comment Why is elliptic curve cryptography not widely used, compared to RSA?
I have a question. I heard that cipher texts encrypted with RSA can possible give hints about the public key used (identify who did or did not encrypt that message) while elliptic curves do not have this weakness. Is this true?
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comment Can you identify the public key used to encrypt something?
A similar question about GPG
Jun
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comment Can you identify the public key used to encrypt something?
Also, are there any other key-pair encryption schemes which don't reveal data like the modulus of the public key?
Jun
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comment Can you identify the public key used to encrypt something?
This sounds like more of a problem when you are only using 2 keys. However, if I had several hundred possible public keys that the message could be encrypted too - it seems like RSA would probably only reveal it wasn't to ~50% correct? In some cases (the highest public keys, it could single them out or reveal it wasn't to ~99% of the others right?
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