What We Do in the /etc/shadow – Cryptography with Passwords

Ever since the famous “Open Sesame” line from One Thousand and One Nights, humanity was doomed to suffer from the scourge of passwords. Even in a world where we use hardware tokens with asymmetric cryptography to obviate the need for passwords in modern authentication protocols, we’ll still need to include “something you know” for legal […]

Bullshit Cryptography

Burning Trust at the Quantum Village at DEFCON 30

feat. Vikram Sharma of QuintessenceLabs