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Public Key Cryptography for 3 Year Olds (Part 1 of 3)

Or: The Knight of Esprenevestos and the Magic Keys

Once there two countries, Esprenevestos and Ios, which were separated by a great ocean.

In this ocean there were small hollowed-out logs adrift, called packets, with lids on them that floated back and forth from one land to the other with the tide. 730 more words


Of sharks and other fish: a talk about (in)security of Block Ciphers

For the last installment of this week for The Information Age I decided to post a last talk and paper featured at CCS 2016 – the 23rd ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (Hofburg Palace Vienna, Austria / October 24-28, 2016). 1,577 more words

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Information security is a hard economic issue

Ross Anderson is reputed information security and cryptanalysis expert. He is the author of today’s paper review, with an interesting paper that was written in 2001, and as it is mentioned in a postscript right at around the time of the attack to the twin towers in New York, at the 11th September of that year. 1,877 more words

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