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bio website twitter.com/jonathanlgarber
location D.C. area, U.S.
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I do research and design for a small engineering firm in Northern Virginia. I also enjoy expanding my amateur's knowledge of cryptography and security. I coach girls' volleyball with a club in Northern Virginia.


Mar
31
revised Can full disk encryption make malware recovery more difficult?
Edited to be more readable and slightly more in conformance with site standards.
Mar
15
revised Why is password strength often underestimated and uncertain in the context of password hashing?
Grammar/spelling cleanup; modified word choices to flow better; modified title
Dec
19
revised How do I educate others about social engineering?
Minor spelling/grammar cleanup; reworded a few sections to flow more cleanly; added missing words that had clearly been dropped unintentionally.
Nov
25
revised “Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange” in plain English
Spelling fixes; clarifications on a couple of minor points of the exchange
Oct
25
revised If the code to shuffle an array is known, is it possible for the randomized shuffle to stay secure?
Re-submitted earlier rejected edit per comment request; added a line referencing Kerckhoffs' Principle
Sep
16
revised How can I make sure password hashing is secure on computers while not being prohibitively slow on mobile devices?
Modified title to match question; cleaned up grammar; moved image to Imgur; improved formatting
Aug
20
revised How do you bruteforce decrypt data if you don't know what you are looking for?
Modified the "apocryphal story" to one that more closely aligns with the reality *outside* my head.
Jun
10
revised Why is using a pseudo-random key considered more practical than a one-time pad?
Title made clearer; minor syntax edits in body.
May
8
revised Is salting a hash really as secure as common knowledge implies?
Grammar corrections; different word choices for easier reading; modified title
May
2
revised How secure is my private key in the Windows Digital Certificate store?
General cleanup; typo and grammar fixes
May
2
revised Why is RSA using fixed point type numbers?
Consolidated for easier reading on various small-screen devices; minor grammar/spelling fixes
Mar
5
revised Is GPG suitable as part of a password manager and generator?
Minor edits for clarity
Feb
28
revised How less secure is an encryption if we know something about the original data?
Edited for clarity; removed superfluous greetings/thanks
Feb
8
revised How to avoid to lose data encrypted because it was encrypted by no longer supported software?
Rewrote to be cleaner
Feb
7
revised Creating a rainbow table with predefined text
Rewrote to be slightly more understandable.
Feb
7
revised Saved passwords (use case)
General formatting cleanup
Jan
17
revised How to regain access to the server?
Rewrote to be slightly more understandable.
Jan
16
revised Is an ATM alert system triggered by typing the PIN in reverse a secure solution?
Cleaned up formatting, overall improved readability
Jan
9
revised What is the most secure way for two people to communicate?
Added two links and corrected "annoynmity"s
Jan
8
revised What is the most secure way for two people to communicate?
Linked to Claude Shannon's paper on OTP; edited third paragraph to "steganography"