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comment When to use RSA and when ElGamal asymmetric encryption
@Ragnagord also, if someone found a way to show that P=NP, that would not necessarily be a nail in the crypto coffin. See cases 2 & 3 of this answer.
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comment When to use RSA and when ElGamal asymmetric encryption
@Ragnagord, right, but a break in RSA does not imply that P=NP. In other words, you could break RSA and still not know if P=NP. Your first comment says that breaking RSA involves proving that P=NP. That is not true.
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comment When to use RSA and when ElGamal asymmetric encryption
@Ragnagord, Factoring is not known to be np-complete. So breaking RSA does not involve proving P=NP. This section of wikipedia is pretty good.
May
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comment Encrypting a file so that it can be decrypted everywhere out of the box
What is the problem you are trying to solve here? Define "restricted access". Because if the computer/phone has software whitelisting, then whatever you do would require that the software be installed on those machines. That significantly limits you. On the other hand, if you mean you can run anything that does not require admin access (not sure what this means on a phone, but that is understandable for a library computer), then you should be able to use most software out there.
May
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revised How do we guarantee plaintext is coprime in RSA?
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answered How do we guarantee plaintext is coprime in RSA?
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comment Protocol for signing and timestamping documents for e-archive system
I'm going to migrate this to IT Security. This site is more about theoretical aspects of cryptography. The IT Security site deals with (among other things) practical aspects of cryptography.
May
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comment Why cant Public Key Encryption be perfectly secure?
What makes you think they can't? Just because we don't know of one that does, does not mean that one does not exist. I am not aware of any proof stating that a public key cipher cannot provide perfect secrecy. Are you?
May
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comment What text provides the best chronological/historical overview of Crypto
If Singh's book isn't long enough for you (not enough depth), Kahn's "The Codebreakers".
May
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comment The Massey-Omura Cryptosystem (1983)
This is not a question. Please edit and we can reopen.
May
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comment What's your favourite privacy tool?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it was meant as a discussion topic, which is not the idea of StackExchange.
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revised What's your favourite privacy tool?
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comment What's your favourite privacy tool?
Sorry, but StackExchange sites are not for discussion. I suggest you take a look at the help center to learn more about what we expect on this site.
May
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comment Outsourced Multiparty computation proof in Ideal world
The start of section 4 of the paper you linked to has a pretty good explanation.
May
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comment Outsourced Multiparty computation proof in Ideal world
you need to design the simulator in order to prove security. See this answer
May
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comment Is HMAC-MD5 still secure for commitment or other common uses?
I updated the answer I referenced that had $hmac(m,k)$ to be $hmac(k,m)$
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comment Is HMAC-MD5 still secure for commitment or other common uses?
@MaartenBodewes, hopefully only to the trained eye.