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comment AES step by step
I am talking about UTF-8 and in UTF-8, code points in the range U+0800 to U+FFFF (which includes Chinese and Japanese) need three bytes each. Other encodings may exist; e.g. UTF-16 would use only 2 bytes for each such code point, but it also needs 2 bytes for each western letter as well.
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answered Isn't using pbkdf2 + scrypt + bcrypt best?
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answered One SSL Certificate for Client and Server Auth?
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answered Encrypt Items With Single Key or Use KDF+Salt To Encrypt Each Item?
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comment Why aren't hardware R/W switches used to defend hard drives?
As someone who once replaced a piece of ethernet cable with the core of a screwdriver, I can confirm that ethernet can take considerable abuse. But I just wanted to warn about it in case people want to try to use such "one-way cables" for actual production use.
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comment Why aren't hardware R/W switches used to defend hard drives?
Note that not plugging all wires with 100baseT is nominally out-of-spec and may induce reception trouble -- unconnected wires are not good at absorbing electromagnetic noise. If you remove the Tx lines the cable may not work, or might fall to 10 Mbits/s. It may also prevent link detection from switches.