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May
22
accepted What are the differences between an encryption seed and salt?
Feb
10
comment Can a biometric device serve as a user based entropy source?
Thus any "noise" caused by any latent virual loads, mutation, adging, or epigenome processes will be muted during the DNA amplification stage. For humans, there are estimations that something between 5 and 8% of the human genome are made of endogeneous retroviruses.
Feb
5
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
5
comment Can a biometric device serve as a user based entropy source?
I guess there would be small changes near the telomeres or if new virus loads have been introduced to the DNA. But the way DNA is read by a machine involves propogation of many copies and then sequencing.
Feb
5
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
4
asked What are the differences between an encryption seed and salt?
Dec
29
comment Can a biometric device serve as a user based entropy source?
Take a look at the use of quantum fluctuations to create a key that is different each time but also near impossible to copy. pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2473769,00.asp
Aug
12
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
7
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
29
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
10
comment Is there any reason I shouldn't use SHA1 of salt + website name + master password for my password in websites?
Yeah, don't do this. Not only a waste of time, its not going to help when you don't have access to the program.
Apr
17
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
20
comment Why Disallow Special Characters In a Password?
Ally Bank does not recommend special characters in your password if you going to access your account via android. Completely stupid. At least standard characters like a ? should be allowed.
Dec
15
awarded  Yearling
Dec
5
asked Eavesdropping in VoIP. Any other software besides Ethereal?
Nov
24
awarded  Suffrage
Oct
23
accepted Why would it be a good idea for someone to get or not to get a Yubi key
Oct
23
accepted What is a YubiKey and how does it work?
Oct
23
accepted Are online hash calculators dangerous?
Aug
22
awarded  Caucus