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Jul
20
awarded  Caucus
Jul
20
asked Are there any examples of when personal email data can be brought into a lawsuit involving a corporation?
Jul
20
comment Are the Microsoft Windows images found on the internet safe?
@user1574054 ISO images found on msdn.microsoft.com are for development and are safe. ISO images found on licensing.microsoft.com are for production and are safe. Both are downloaded over HTTPS.
Jul
19
revised When generating a 4096 bit RSA key pair, do both the private and the public key always have exactly 4096 bits?
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Jul
19
comment How do I verify someone's identity if the only method of contact is their email address?
Note that payments (distributions including gifts) over a certain amount may need to be filed with a government authority. - I'm not a lawyer, check with local laws first
Jul
19
comment How do I verify someone's identity if the only method of contact is their email address?
You say If it fell into their hands ... what is it? a payment would put lives at risk?
Jul
19
comment How do I verify someone's identity if the only method of contact is their email address?
I agree with your desire to have both anonymity and accountability (or masked identity), and that is a technology I'm publishing at VAL-ID.com. I want to understand your usage more so I can be of service. Are you bartering goods and services? Are you funding an anonymous kickstarter of sorts?
Jul
19
comment When generating a 4096 bit RSA key pair, do both the private and the public key always have exactly 4096 bits?
Found it, the leading zero occurs 1/256 times crypto.stackexchange.com/a/26648/371
Jul
19
comment When generating a 4096 bit RSA key pair, do both the private and the public key always have exactly 4096 bits?
@RoryAlsop Will ask there ;)
Jul
19
revised When generating a 4096 bit RSA key pair, do both the private and the public key always have exactly 4096 bits?
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Jul
19
answered When generating a 4096 bit RSA key pair, do both the private and the public key always have exactly 4096 bits?
Jul
19
awarded  Famous Question
Jul
17
comment What Country, State and City should I choose when requesting an SSL certificate?
Is there any cryptographic verification of any data? Could the public key be a blob that has no corresponding private key? (just asking for conceptual understanding, not an attack vector). For comparison, I thought that the public key was "signed" to act as a ZKP
Jul
17
comment What Country, State and City should I choose when requesting an SSL certificate?
I guess I never understood the contents of a CSR... I always assumed it was just signed in a CA signing cert, but it appears this isn't the case, and only a subset is signed.
Jul
17
comment What Country, State and City should I choose when requesting an SSL certificate?
Does the suggested name, appear anywhere in the ASN1? (assuming that the CA doesn't take the suggestion)
Jul
16
answered “A third party is capable of monitoring your network activity” with [imported] certificates?
Jul
16
revised “A third party is capable of monitoring your network activity” with [imported] certificates?
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Jul
16
accepted Is there a secure way to create and distribute Shamir Secrets?
Jul
16
comment Is there a secure way to create and distribute Shamir Secrets?
A year later, I think I rephrased my question better: security.stackexchange.com/a/65257/396
Jul
16
asked Is there a cryptosystem that allows a set of auditors to confirm that they have valid Shamir or Group signatures?