Please Note: I'm aware that the proper method for secure password storage hashing is either scrypt or bcrypt. This question isn't for implementation in actual software, it's for my own understanding. ...
I wrote a simple file encryption program as an example of how to do encryption correctly, but after reading a questions about encryption + MAC, I think I made a mistake by using the same key for both. ...
I am going to protect an image file (ancient manuscript) which will be available online for everyone to download. I want to protect the file in these situations: When it's on the server, I need to ...
I was reading HMAC on wikipedia and I was confused at a few points. Where do I use HMAC? Why is the key part of the hash? Even if someone successfully used a "length-extension attack", how would ...
In an answer to another question of mine, it was noted that a class using standard string comparison functions when checking the HMAC in authenticated encryption would make the class vulnerable to ...
We are in the process of creating a web service and have been investigating ways of securing it. In reality, the service is likely to get very little traffic and the data is likely to be of little use ...
Assume I am hashing user passwords with PBKDF2, bcrypt, scrypt, or some other secure key derivation function. Are there: tangible security benefits, precedents, and respected research for ...