Questions tagged [decryption]

In cryptography, encryption is the process of encoding information. This process converts the original representation of the information, known as plaintext, into an alternative form known as ciphertext. Only authorized parties can decipher a ciphertext back to plaintext and access the original information.

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Is direct RSA encryption of AES keys secure?

I am wondering: If we take this scheme/procedure and each of it seems very secure (to me at least), is it truly secure or is there a vulnerability hidden in the process? This is the scheme: Bob has ...
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How are side-channel attacks executed? What does an attacker need to execute a side channel attack?

I've been reading about side-channel attacks on Wikipedia, and it seems that some of these can only be executed on the victim's computer. (I am specifically asking about the side-channel attacks ...
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Advantages and possible usages of encryption schemes with probabilistic decryption

We can define deterministic and probabilistic encryption; Deterministic $c = E(k,m)$, and Examples are textbook RSA, block ciphers in ECB mode. Deterministic encryption fails to achieve CPA security....
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Special characters in AES Encryption Key

We all know that AES uses Key, IV and salt. But what if we add special ASCII characters like Alternate 255 (" ") or Alternatively 163 ("£") or Alternate 224 ("α") in the ...
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Am I Doing RSA Correctly?

I am trying to figure out how to complete RSA manually. I am trying to encode a simple block message (Mi). I used CrypTool to determine the encryption. When I "manually" computed the ...
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How long does it take to crack RSA 1024 with a PC?

Using an Intel Core i5 CPU, how long does it take to crack RSA using a key size of 1024 bit (generated using a secure key pair generation function)? Suppose for instance that we have thousands of ...
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Cryptography elements needed for a story

Note: following Maarten Bodewes's answer, I edited this post to make it clearer. I'm writing something partly driven by the need to crack a few encrypted files. This is what needs to happen in the ...
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"hex" vs. "base64" encoding when enciphering

Examining different implementations of encryption / decryption with cipher on Node.js, I paid attention that some implementations use hex encoding: ...
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Are there any cryptographic algorithms, which lets the user apply some modifications on the encoded data, without decoding it?

I would like to encode some data with a key, and send it to a third party. They don't know the key to decode it, but I would like to make it possible for them to apply some modifications on it. Then ...
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My RSA decryption doesnt match answer

Break the RSA code whose key is $(n, e) = (8369428283, 1234567)$. Find the deciphering key and then decipher the message under the assumption that the plaintext consists of 7-letter blocks in the ...
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A doubt about Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange

I have a doubt about the Diffie-Hellman problem: Is it possible to send a message to someone using only the Diffie–Hellman key exchange? Since it's called a key exchange can you only make a key?
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Number of operations for Elgamal cryptosystem

In page 408 of Hoffstein, Piper, and Silverman's Introduction to Mathematical Cryptography, it says "Roughly speaking, in order to achieve $k$ bits of security, encryption and decryption for ...