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Nov
24
comment Can a botnet be used to effectively break encryption keys?
@k1DBLITZ - when the times to crack are several orders of magnitude past the heat death of the universe, it doesn't practically matter. Every additional bit DOUBLES the time to crack, assuming there aren't flaws in the algorithm.
Nov
24
comment Are 2FA soft-tokens flawed if the user can log into the website from the same mobile device?
@nowen - fair enough.
Nov
21
answered Encrypted retrievable password
Nov
21
comment Encrypted retrievable password
@MatthewPeters - fair enough, happens to us all.
Nov
21
comment Encrypted retrievable password
@BustedSanta, does the decrypted password need to be available offline (ie, when the user isn't logged in)?
Nov
21
answered Can a botnet be used to effectively break encryption keys?
Nov
21
comment Are 2FA soft-tokens flawed if the user can log into the website from the same mobile device?
@Nowen - oohhh, that's YOUR product that you handily didn't disclose your affiliation with in the comment. Please tell me you are at least using a randomized GUI pin entry that doesn't link to key press events so that it is protected against basic loggers. (Which would be the reason I put the (almost) in the above comment.) Otherwise, the feature is completely worthless (and actually a hindrance to users).
Nov
21
comment Are 2FA soft-tokens flawed if the user can log into the website from the same mobile device?
@Nowen - which would still be entered on a compromised device and thus provide 0 to almost 0 additional security. It only prevents a non-persistent remote exploit of the device, which is a very, very small use case of protection. More thoroughly, it only helps you when there isn't key logging on the device, in which case the password for the site wouldn't be compromised and the 2FA token compromise wouldn't matter. There is literally almost no situation (if any) that WiKID's password on the token helps anything.
Nov
21
answered Are 2FA soft-tokens flawed if the user can log into the website from the same mobile device?
Nov
20
reviewed Close Protected excel sheet is unprotected without permission in google spreadsheet
Nov
20
reviewed Close Should one worry about using an outdated version of Firefox?
Nov
20
reviewed Close Penetration Testing on Thick Client Application
Nov
20
reviewed Close Advice on if I should talk at my local user group about NIST, InfoSec etc
Nov
20
reviewed Close bscrypt,scrypt v/s iterative SHA-x
Nov
19
revised storage of client credential on OAuth2 server
added 404 characters in body
Nov
19
answered storage of client credential on OAuth2 server
Nov
18
reviewed Close Notifications (RSS or mailing list) of CVE with high scores for Windows and Red Hat?
Nov
18
reviewed Close Old e-mail text types itself back into PC later by itself?
Nov
18
reviewed Reject Best practice in web application security authentication to avoid bruteforce attack
Nov
17
comment Question regarding SSL / TLS / Certificates in general
Adding some clarification for you. Yes, check the main How does SSL/TLS work, but the AES identifies the actual symmetric key used, but that is established by a key exchange which occurs using the certificate. The certificate is what you were making in openssl.