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Cryptography Vulnerability

Safer Illinois, Isn’t

Wherein some furry casually saves a University tens of thousands of dollars on a NIST SP 800-171 audit they were doomed to fail anyway.

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Cryptography Furry Fandom Meta Society

Lightning Round

An assortment of topics that don’t quite deserve their own dedicated blog post.

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Cryptography Software Security

Please Stop Encrypting with RSA Directly

RSA is for encrypting symmetric keys, not entire messages. Pass it on.

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Cryptography Software Security

Soatok’s Guide to Side-Channel Attacks

If you’re ever tasked with implementing a cryptography feature–whether a high-level protocol or a low-level primitive–you will have to take special care to ensure you’re not leaking secret information through side-channels. The descriptions of algorithms you learn in a classroom or textbook are not sufficient for real-world use. (Yes, that means your toy RSA implementation […]