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Hello, my name is Zachary Weinberg. I go by “Zack,” except on paper. Pleased to meet you.

I’m about thirty-five years old, and I grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles, California. I do computer security research at CMU.

I AM NOT LOOKING FOR A JOB. DO NOT CONTACT ME WITH ANY SORT OF JOB OFFER. I regret the bluntness and ALLCAPSNESS of the previous statement, but this account has become a principal source of the recruitment spam I get, and anything short of a flat-out upfront NO is completely ineffective. *waves old man cane at clouds*


Dec
18
comment Is my developer's home-brew password security right or wrong, and why?
In addition to what has already been said, I'd point out that published algorithms are designed to remain secure even though they have been published. That means they have to be better than algorithms that can rely on the adversary not knowing how they work.
Dec
16
comment Practical DRM for pdfs
I only mean to suggest that this is a question you should be asking your client.
Dec
15
comment Practical DRM for pdfs
Why does the org wish these useful procedures not to be shared? Ceteris paribus, it seems that they should be shared.
Dec
15
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12
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Nov
11
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