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Jan
1
comment Why is secp521r1 no longer supported in Chrome, others?
Switching from 256 to 384 bit ECC doesn't cost much, so why not use it? It's still faster than non-EC cryptography used today.
Jan
1
comment Why is secp521r1 no longer supported in Chrome, others?
+1 for SSLLabs.
Nov
22
comment What elliptic curves are supported by browsers?
@StoneTrue no, but still thanks for the link.
Nov
20
comment What elliptic curves are supported by browsers?
did you meant P-521?
Aug
6
comment Are there technical differences which make Linux less vulnerable to virus than Windows?
My opinion is people who can operate linux can safely operate windows.
Jul
3
comment Why is Elliptic Curve Cryptography not used much outside of government?
These patents are US only, right?
May
10
comment Why do people say that PHP is inherently insecure?
This is a valid reason - but it is not the only one.
May
10
comment Why do people say that PHP is inherently insecure?
@SteveDL "If you compare a number with a string or the comparison involves numerical strings, then each string is converted to a number and the comparison performed numerically." - so if you think you compare two strings with == as strings - you are not.
Feb
27
comment Timsort python exploit
@schroeder but they may be too.
Feb
27
comment Timsort python exploit
@schroeder Why "can this bug be exploited" is not a security question?
Feb
27
comment Timsort python exploit
@CodesInChaos DoS is still a security issue.
Feb
27
comment Timsort python exploit
@schroeder That's what i'm asking. Now open the question.
Feb
26
comment Timsort python exploit
@schroeder it could lead at least to crash due to unhandled exception or segfault.
Jan
12
comment What is the purpose of the “Password minimum age” setting?
This would only work if passwords are unsalted, or if salt is the same for an user. MS still uses fast unsalted hashes which are unsecure for decades
Jan
2
comment Is Django vulnerable to shellshock?
"The specific problem is in allowing attacker controlled environment variables." +1 for that. Any feature is a security threat in the same time. If it's not needed - it has to be turned off.
Jan
2
comment Is Django vulnerable to shellshock?
@HamishDowner in the future use '@nick' tag so the person you mention gets a notification.
Jan
2
comment Reversing a block hash of SHA-1 with known Plaintext?
I think you have the same question I had before crypto.stackexchange.com/questions/8496/…
Jan
2
comment Is sha-1 hash always the same?
Python (among other high-level languages) handles problem you described very well: there is a strict distinguition between byte and a character.
Jan
2
comment Is SHA-1 encryption?
This question should probably belong to crypto SE.
Dec
7
comment Since I can set the source IP address to anything using raw sockets, does this mean I am untraceable?
Blind TCP session hijacking doesn't work since patches from 98-99.