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Feb
7
comment Security of SHA256 and Bitcoins
it should be noted that the phrase "SHA-1 is broken" has a very specific meaning in cryptography. it basically means that a collision attack has been discovered that is faster than a birthday attack. it does not mean that somebody could reverse a hash to get the original string.
Nov
26
comment Steganography to hide text within text
it sounds like a good technique. unicode equivalent letters might also work in a similar fashion as the block vs cursive in their cipher.
Nov
25
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Nov
7
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Sep
14
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Aug
28
comment How can I prove that I wrote a certain blog post?
@ott do you mean a phishing attack? you can presume for the purposes of my question that i am famous enough that people know which website is my legitimate website (housing my public key).
Aug
26
comment How can I prove that I wrote a certain blog post?
true. thanks - that might help for future google searches
Aug
26
comment How can I prove that I wrote a certain blog post?
excellent. i wasn't sure if the post could be decrypted with the public key alone. thanks!
Aug
26
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Aug
26
comment How can I prove that I wrote a certain blog post?
that sounds like what i am after. how would people verify this? ie what is the process of comparing the public key and the signed post?
Aug
26
asked How can I prove that I wrote a certain blog post?
Apr
7
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Feb
28
comment Facebook data visibility to admin staff
fair enough. i didn't consider a key accessible via a password. if the password were hashed in the db then this would also be ultra-secure. since i have no way of knowing if facebook does indeed do this (although i suspect they don't) then this is a valuable contribution. cheers!
Feb
27
comment Facebook data visibility to admin staff
hmmm that's interesting, but i am asking about facebook specifically. clearly facebook doesn't do this since users do not have to enter keys or certificates during the login process.
Feb
26
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Improved grammar.
Feb
26
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Feb
26
comment Facebook data visibility to admin staff
i know this, but i was after a link that i could use to demonstrate this fact to someone who is unfamiliar with databases
Feb
26
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Feb
26
comment Facebook data visibility to admin staff
i will add the bit about admin inclination into the end of my question.
Feb
26
comment Facebook data visibility to admin staff
ah yes, the legal aspect is important too. i wrote my question regarding what admins can do technically, but this answers what admins are permitted to do legally. thanks!