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asked How difficult is it to find the “pre-image” of a block cipher?
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comment How can I use asymmetric encryption, such as RSA, to encrypt an arbitrary length of plaintext?
While I do agree that the proposed situation is non-standard, simply saying to use AES I believe is incorrect, since it assumes you can securely distribute keys. Also, what do you mean it exposes weaknesses in the ciphers themselves?
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comment Is it possible to use the RSA algorithm, or a variant, for software licensing?
Just a thought, why not pay for or license a license manager? You want to focus on your application, not making sure the license manager is secure and functioning.
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answered Should we MAC-then-encrypt or encrypt-then-MAC?
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comment Is it possible to derive the encryption method from encrypted text?
Alternatively, if you determine with LESS than 1/2, you can also consider it broken. Simply pick the opposite of whatever your algorithm says.