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comment Future proof encryption possible in theory?
@fiktor remember the "next 100 years" caveat on this question. That pretty handily rules out any of the sci-fi theoretical bull that people throw around. Shor's algorithm might be usable by then, but Grovers algorithm just makes an impossibility expensive computation impossibility expensive on expensive hardware.
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answered Can Google Chrome read/scan my ProtonMail inbox page?
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comment About the AES algorithm key and ciphertext
Oops, you're right, got the numbers backwards.
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answered Would CVE-2016-0728 affect Docker?
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comment How can I mitigate against chosen plaintext attacks for AES ECB?
What platform only supports ECB? (If such a platform exists, then that is a sign that the crypto framework absolutely must not be trusted)
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comment Will the result of HTTPS and SSH encryption of the same data be identical for two separate requests?
Yes, it's true for all competently-written crypto.
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answered Will the result of HTTPS and SSH encryption of the same data be identical for two separate requests?
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comment Block chaining modes to avoid
@AviD I just checked; the OpenSSL build supplied by Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (1.0.1-4ubuntu5.32) doesn't support CTR. That doesn't mean that the code for it doesn't exist, but rather that it's not in the default build.
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comment How do large companies protect their source code?
@Kobi Industrial espionage tends to come from China. If you're hacked by Syrian or Brazilian attackers, it's generally for another reason.