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In summary I am a Christian, husband, father of two adopted children (Guatemala and Korea), and a software developer immersed in Web technologies for almost 15 years. I have experience leading projects on various technology fronts, including Java, .NET (C#) and PHP, and I've used MySQL, SQL, PL/SQL and Oracle for relational database development. I'm currently immersed in Java EE and the Spring Framework, and I enjoy working most with the Java technology stack.


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awarded  Editor
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revised What is the difference between PKCS#5 padding and PKCS#7 padding
Modified the links to point to IETF maintained RFCs instead of RSA Security.
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accepted Is it true for Java that the transformation mode and padding is ignored when using RSA?
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comment Is it true for Java that the transformation mode and padding is ignored when using RSA?
Thank you for the additional clarification. I have reviewed that post on OAEP in the past, as well as the associated Wikipedia entries. I think much of the confusion comes from the fact that the mode is ignored, but when specified, the padding is not. The question then becomes, how good is the padding scheme, and what are the known disadvantages.
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comment Is it true for Java that the transformation mode and padding is ignored when using RSA?
We have a separate authentication scheme for that username/password, and we "own" and setup the identity associated with it, so I'm not concerned about the signature per se. Also, the length will not exceed 245 bytes. My biggest concern is given access to the public key, access to an encrypted username/password, and knowledge of the padding scheme as RSA/ECB/PKCS1Padding, is it possible for a hacker to decrypt?
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asked Is it true for Java that the transformation mode and padding is ignored when using RSA?
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accepted What is the difference between exhaustive search and factorization in relationship to determining a key?
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asked What is the difference between exhaustive search and factorization in relationship to determining a key?
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accepted Is there a developer's resource that ties encryption methods and strengths to the appropriate usage scenarios?
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comment Is there a developer's resource that ties encryption methods and strengths to the appropriate usage scenarios?
I know list questions are frowned upon because there is no "right" answer, but without detailing all the major scenarios for encrypting data and asking about each one this was about as specific as I could get. IMO it is better to list the resources that already do that.
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asked Is there a developer's resource that ties encryption methods and strengths to the appropriate usage scenarios?
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awarded  Scholar
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accepted What is the lowest level of mathematics required in order to understand how encryption algorithms work?
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asked What is the lowest level of mathematics required in order to understand how encryption algorithms work?