The scenario: coworker's Skype somehow lost his auto-fill password. He doesn't remember it anymore, and the account is hooked up to an email address that no longer exists. He's never purchased any ...
The LastPass password manager stores One Time Recovery Passwords locally in each browser you use the plugin with: http://helpdesk.lastpass.com/account-recovery/ My question is, how can you have more ...
I'm looking to encrypt files using secure hashing and encryption algorithms in Python. Having used bcrypt in the past, I decided to use it for my passphrase calculator, then pass the output through ...
A large amount of files were encrypted by openssl enc -aes-256-cbc -pass pass:MYPASSWORD Openssl should derive key+IV from passphrase. I'd like to know key+IV equivalent of that MYPASSWORD. Is ...
I would like to store encrypted backup of text files on my computer. I'm developing a python script using Pycrypto to achieve that, based on this code to use the library. (current code) The basic ...
I do this to encrypt a single file: openssl aes-256-cbc -a -salt -in file.txt -out file.enc and then type in some regular plaintext password. I do not understand how -salt enhances the security of ...
This isn't really a practical question, but more a question of curiosity. I heard a CS professor recommend stepping up from md5ing passwords not to SHA1, but to AES encrypting the password using ...