Questions tagged [snake-oil-cryptography]

Snake oil cryptography is a term coined by Bruce Schneier to describe products that make fantastic claims about security through cryptography.

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What's the truth about this “absolutely unbreakable” cipher?

A story appeared on Forbes today claiming that we now have an absolutely unbreakable cipher. It cites a paper published in Nature Communications. However, I'm skeptical: But what if there were a ...
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What is the efficiency of the new Crown Sterling semiprime factoring method?

In their press release a company called Crown Sterling describes they are working a paper that includes four different geometric and arithmetic methods for public key (semiprime) factorization and ...
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Has SHA256 been broken by Treadwell Stanton DuPont?

In a recent press release issued by Treadwell Stanton DuPont, the claim is made that their research laboratories have successfully broken all 64 rounds of the SHA256 hashing algorithm. They further ...
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Cryptography behind the Turing Imitation Key (TIK)

When browsing the internet I found out about this amazing phone. Well, it would be amazing if it was actually obtainable. It's called the Turing Phone, and it is supposed to come with as good as ...