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revised Amount of simple operations that is safely out of reach for all humanity?
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comment Amount of simple operations that is safely out of reach for all humanity?
This answer is great, but I have one reservation with it. Let's say that we restate Moore's law as that the size of each individual transistor halves every two years (that's the same thing as doubling the number of transistors on the die, if the die is the same size). Where does that leave us? With sub-atomic transistors, which pretty obviously isn't going to happen unless there's a major breakthrough in physics somewhere. An entirely new type of technology within a few years? Quantum computers aren't near that point.
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comment Is there an equation to calculate the number of instances of a series of characters exist in a given key space?
How does adding yet more, arbitrary even, rules about what makes a valid password (rules that are almost certainly unique to each service) improve security? How is qwertyuiopasdfghjkl (no repeating characters, but look down on that keyboard of yours) more secure than qkarbopcljcmwqqilom (immediately repeating characters in the case of qq, generated completely at random)? If you're concerned about weak passwords, there are probably hundreds of "actually used passwords" dictionaries available; grab a few of those and check candidate passwords against them instead.
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comment Is there an equation to calculate the number of instances of a series of characters exist in a given key space?
That last paragraph really should be right at the top IMO.
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comment What should a website operator do about the Heartbleed OpenSSL exploit?
@DeerHunter No doubt. But this is the Information Security Stack Exchange, and I'd rather not point those scanners squarely at my servers. :)
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comment What should a website operator do about the Heartbleed OpenSSL exploit?
Why should we trust your tool to not exploit the vulnerability?
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comment Trust vs Reputation
Did you make a typo in that last quote? I think it should be stereotyping (you're missing an e).
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comment Cryptography that looks like ordinary email
@OJW That has already been posted as an answer. If you feel that is a better answer to this question, you should upvote that answer rather than commenting on an unrelated answer. It also appears from the answer that their service is considerably less sophisticated than what I had in mind when writing my answer.
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comment Cryptography that looks like ordinary email
This question is currently third on the hot questions list. No wonder it's seeing a lot of traffic.
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comment Cryptography that looks like ordinary email
@Adnan Even that is easy, just use an OTP. Pick the key to give the ciphertext you prefer. Key distribution becomes a problem, however. ;) Btw, if you agree, I appreciate an upvote. :)