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answered does using a long delineator multiple times degenerate encryption security?
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answered Beyond SQL injections and XSS
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answered Mobile Game Auth Token Stolen
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comment Is it possible the person sitting across from me at Starbucks was trying to hack my laptop?
It has been demonstrated in electromagnetically noisy environments [Vuagnoux, Barisani]. The "laboratoriness" of the setup has mostly been due to the necessity of complicated sampling equipment and/or calibration. In the last years, though, miniaturized loggers and oscilloscopes have become reasonably cheap and portable. Which is not to say my hypothesis is probable, mind - just conceivable, as opposed to no frigging way. In the OP's case I feel confident there was a mundane, innocuous explanation.
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answered Is it possible the person sitting across from me at Starbucks was trying to hack my laptop?
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answered Steps to find out whether a SSL certificate is trustworthy
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comment How strong is a simple XOR encryption with random IV?
If you have a block of binary zeroes multiple of the length of the block, the previous block being P, next block is Z xor P which is P again. You xor it with the key K yielding P xor K. The next block is P xor K xor Z xor K, I.e. P. The block after that is again P xor K. I may well be wrong, but if this is the case, K itself may be leaked. Unless you use a very large block and IV or maybe pre-compress the plaintext. To be clear, I am not saying it won't work - just that I would not be so quick in discarding SSL or deeming it too big a hassle, which seemed to me to be your objection.
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answered How strong is a simple XOR encryption with random IV?
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answered SSD Self Encrypting Drives - Setup / warm boot bypass
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answered Two takes on PHP two way encryption - which one is preferable?
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answered Imitation Gmail account created - what's the threat?
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answered How can I prevent my E-mail address from being used as the sender for fraudulent/scam messages?
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