Encryption is the process of transforming plaintext using a cipher to make it unreadable to anyone except those possessing the key.

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Is encryption with a destroyed key a good cryptographic hash function? [duplicate]

Obviously this isn't something I was going to implement, but it was a question floating at the back of my mind. So let's say that instead of hashing passwords to store in the database, you encrypt ...
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Can we store sensitive client information with the admins without them(admins) identifying it?

I am trying to design a pairing application for my university this valentine. How is it supposed to work, you ask?? The clients will submit preferences specifically names to the server and after some ...
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In what case should one encrypt cookies?

I am curious how one decides whether to encrypt cookies or not? And if so when should one use public private key over symmetric encryption?
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Where should I store OAuth2 access tokens?

I am building a REST API back-end, for a mobile application. In our design choice, we decided to let OAuth2 providers handle the login security. However, I am not sure what the best practice is for ...
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How to securely transfer password from a registration page to the database [duplicate]

What steps must be followed to send password securely from the user registration page (i.e. client side) to the server over a non encrypted channel (http) when the user registers for the first time ...
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Is it OK to seal data to TPM SRK directly?

In reviewing various TPM programs and libraries, I have noticed that when sealing data to the TPM, a new key is always created (wrapped by the SRK), and that new key is loaded and used in the seal ...
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Is a 43 character GPG (symmetric) passphrase as secure as a 256-bit key?

A 43 character securely randomly generated mixed case alphanumeric password (with 2 extra chars to give 64 possibilities per character) would constitute 258 bits of entropy (6 * 43 = 258). Since the ...
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Is there a 'key space' equivalent for encryption keys?

If a key space is the term given to the collection of all possible decryption keys for a given cryptosystem, then what is the collection of all possible encryption keys called?
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Covert, Overt, and side channels

I am really confused between the following three terms: Overt Channel. Covert Channel. Side-Channel. I feel frustrated! I've been searching about them to find a clear explanation but I keep ...
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Deciphering data in cloud by a specific group

I need to encrypt some data and send it to cloud to be seen by a group. I don't know how to include the group characterization to let just group's members decrypt the data. Also, I want to know how ...
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Question about Keeloq [migrated]

I have a question about Keeloq security. I have a original remote (BFT Mitto 2). I know this chip used HCS301 with Keeloq implementation. I would like to clone this remote for my girl friend because ...
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What steps do Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, and Hotmail take to prevent eavesdropping on email?

I would like to ask what happens when an email is sent from gmail, yahoo or hotmail public web email services? I don't understand email protocols in details, but as far as I know email traffic is ...
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SQL Server Asymmetric Encryption Keys

I have used SQL Server database with data to be encrypted and I will use symmetric key for encryption and will encrypt it by asymmetric key now comes the question how to give user permission to ...
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Encrypting individual files on OS X

I am about to go paperless, and I want to protect the documents that I scan. The use case is that I'll be scanning paper documents, encrypting each file, and storing them locally and on various backup ...
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Requiring 2 keys to access a content

I need to use an external service that can only be accessed by password. I don't like the idea of storing the plaintext password on the server, but AFAIK there's not much I can do. Considering this ...
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How to encrypt/decrypt with only encryption hardware?

Alice and Bob have agreed a symmetric key to be used for encrypting messages to be sent over an insecure (wrt a passive adversary) communication channel. Both of them have hardware devices for ...
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DSS digital signing approach

Under the DSS approach to digital signing, what is the advantage of using two pairs of keys for each signature?
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Is ENCFS secure for encrypting Dropbox?

I've encrypted my dropbox-folder with encfs according to a few tutorials I found on the web, advocating this approach. But I've found the following critical statement concerning encfs'security in ...
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Is there an encryption algorithm that is fully secure?

Is there an encryption algorithm that is completely secure and isn't based on difficult computational algorithms? If such an algorithm exists, why we don't we use it in SSL/SSH?
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Can I make a digital time capsule? [on hold]

Say I wanted to make a super awesome time capsule of some digital information. How would I encrypt it so that no one would be able to open it until a specified date? (E.g. 100 years from now.) At ...
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Secure Electronic Transaction (SET Protocol)

I've looked into the SET protocol and some of the information are outdated. Therefore, I would like to ask if the SET protocol uses 3DES or AES or just the DES and the RSA?
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Is cryptsetup luksFormat -y --cipher aes-xts-plain --key-size 512 /dev/sdax a insecure setup for luks [duplicate]

Is cryptsetup luksFormat -y --cipher aes-xts-plain --key-size 512 /dev/sdax insecure. If so why and what setup would be good for keeping corporate information safe?
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how to decrypt it on RSA encrypted message? [closed]

You must decrypt the following RSA encrypted message, the thing is you only got public key :/ which is as following ...
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Timing side-channel attack example

I understand that timing side-channel attack is a measurement of time taken to execute cryptographic algorithms. I'd like to see a simple example that explains how timing attack takes a place on any ...
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Stateless AEAD (AES-GCM) based tokens

I want to generate secure data tokens which can be shared with the client for uses like password reset, etc. which involves low storage overhead at server end. Ideally I am interested only in managing ...
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Network Security with EAP: PEAP and Phase 2: MSCHAPv2?

I want to connect to my college WiFi but I’m worried about the security (data leakage, hacks, MITM). The configuration I used to connect to my college WiFi is as follows, EAP: PEAP Phase 2: MSCHAPv2 ...
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Is it theoretically possible to decrypt a file without the key/password?

Hear me out ... On TV shows like Criminal Minds they make it out to appear that any encrypted files can be easily decrypted, even without a key. The character, Garcia, just simply "pushes some ...
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Questions on the variations of RSA keys

I've built a simple application that reads in an RSA key, checks the header and starts identifying properties of the RSA key to make sure it is valid (Using child_process in express to run $ ...
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How secure is Veracrypt/Truecrypt with a 60 char password?

I have a 10gb drive encrypted by Veracrypt with a 60 char password. If someone gets their hands on it how will it a skilled attacker to crack my password? The password has around 30 characters of ...
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sharing private key sTunnel

All of the sTunnel guides and implementations at work do the same thing, they say once the private key and the public cert are created on the server, you need to cat them together and then share with ...
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What password based key derivation does PKCS #12 use?

I would like to make a note that I have read all of rfc 7292. I am trying to decrypt encrypted private key in a pkcs#12 pfx file. The private key is enveloped within pkcs#8 shrouded key bag. The ...
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How do web email clients store my passwords from other providers?

The situation comes down to this: When I enter in hotmail, it retrieves my messages connecting to other providers: they could only do so by using my email and password. Since I had signed in a ...
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How can using multiple laptops improve security?

My being an admirer of Edward Snowden I've read several books about him. In each book and article there was said that he used four laptops in Hong Kong. Not for storing the documents, but because it ...
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Hashed master password and generated encryption key in a password manager program

I'm writing a WPF password manager application to practice programming, so far this is the scheme I intend to use to store master password and individual site password: Master password: Generate a ...
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Why does Java allow AES-256 bit encryption on systems without JCE unlimited strength policies if using PBE?

It's fairly standard knowledge that due to the cryptography export controls, Oracle JRE ships with "limited" cryptographic strength enabled as listed in the JCA Documentation. For AES, the default max ...
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Should veil framework produce packed and obfuscated binaries which bypass virustotal?

I have been working with the veil framework to test an internal IDS system I have in place. I have used a public malware sample which produces an 8/53 hit score on Virustotal and run it through the ...
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Key Exchange using PKI

I'm new to the field of cryptography and trying out a sample program to understand PKI key exchange mechanism. I tried creating a self signed certificate using openssl openssl req -x509 -nodes ...
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Turning hex string into readable chars [closed]

I have this blob of hex data which can be found on https://www.reddit.com/r/codes/comments/421xek/can_somebody_help_me_decode_this_blob/ and I am looking to turn it into ...
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Any good phones that are ideal for whistleblowers or hackers? [closed]

I'm looking for a phone that I can use to communicate with a team of hackers or whistleblowers. Would a blackberry be a good option? I preferably want like an android or smartphone.
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Is encrypted cookie without authentication secure enough?

I have some sensitive data in the cookie, e.g. it contains the user id that is later on used to execute the query and we trust the cookie because it is encrypted. All communication happens only on ...
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Sending Group Keys over network

For multicast encryption one user creates group keys on his local (Symetric and asymetric). If we encrypt these with other group user's public keys and send over networks . Is this acceptable? Can ...
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Encrypting data before sending to SaaS tool and decrypting on browser view

I'd like to send data to a SaaS tool, where the data is stored in the cloud. I'll use Google Analytics as an example, but it applies to any similar service. Google Analytics does not allow you to ...
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plain FTP (no encryption)

Person A want to send important excel files to Person B using plain FTP (no encryption). Person A says the "issue with private key encryption is that its tough to maintain across the company. Sharing ...
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Banner grabbing OpenSSL versions with OpenSSL

With the recent news about a new OpenSSL vulnerability (affecting 1.0.2 only), I'm looking to conduct some research and I was wondering if there was an way to identify what version of OpenSSL a server ...
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Building a backdoor for full disk encryption

I have all my data encrypted on my laptop. All the backup hard drives are also encrypted. I know all the keys by heart and I could pick up any disk, enter the password and restore everything with it. ...
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Computer Security vs Privacy

Probably this is a redundent post but in fact I have been searching online about a precise clear distinction between computer security and privacy. I'd like to know the difference of between them ...
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Are there any alternatives to EFS for transparently encrypting the contents of a folder in Windows?

EFS is not an option for me because I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium. I am looking for folder encryption, not drive encryption.
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How can I use ECC 163?

I will be working with a Sentinel dongle. In the 3rd tab, it says it supports ECC 163. I will be both encrypting and decrypting with the dongle, as well as on a server. The server uses PHP but I can ...
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Securely storing an encryption key on AWS

Regardless of the format of encryption, what is the best way to store an encryption key on an AWS EC2 server? I am storing encrypted information in a MySQL database and my cryptography key is stored ...
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Am I encrypting and storing an array of user-details correctly?

I came up with a user-details-storing procedure that was, in the beginning, based on actual security-literature – but then I just kept writing without really doing all the cross-checking I should have ...