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comment Estimating bits of entropy
It's a fair point. I'll change the accepted answer. The standards were (are?) messed up.
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comment Definition of a CSPRNG
Technosites, see my answer below.
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answered Definition of a CSPRNG
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comment Definition of a CSPRNG
Some definitions of CSPRNG also include immediate recovery, so even if the state is compromised, the random data bytes pulled from the CSPRNG will be still random from fresh entropy.
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comment Cryptographic Challenge: How to Say Something Confidentially to Snowden?
You missed a fundamental constraint - not that the FBI can impersonate Snowden, but that the FBI can impersonate you. If we can assume that we can't be impersonated, than this is easy..
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comment Please punch holes in this authentication scheme
Well, you have step 1 and 2 for example, those are two extra round trips that aren't required.
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comment Please punch holes in this authentication scheme
This seems a bit complex. Why not just use an SSL handshake protocol?
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answered SHA-1 colission resistance proof
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