December 28, 2017 6:22PM
How "expensive" is crypto anyway?
I wouldn’t be surprised if the title of this post attracts some Bitcoin aficionados, but if you are such, I want to disappoint you. For me crypto means cryptography, not cybermoney, and the price we pay for it is measured in CPU cycles, not USD....
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April 21, 2017 4:44PM
AES-CBC is going the way of the dodo
A little over a year ago, Nick Sullivan talked about the beginning of the end for AES-CBC cipher suites, following a plethora of attacks on this cipher mode....
September 20, 2016 1:04PM
Introducing TLS 1.3
The encrypted Internet is about to become a whole lot snappier. When it comes to browsing, we’ve been driving around in a beat-up car from the 90s for a while. Little does anyone know, we’re all about to trade in our station wagons for a smoking new sports car....
December 22, 2015 4:43PM
Why it’s harder to forge a SHA-1 certificate than it is to find a SHA-1 collision
It’s well known that SHA-1 is no longer considered a secure cryptographic hash function. Researchers now believe that finding a hash collision (two values that result in the same value when SHA-1 is applied) is inevitable and likely to happen....
April 21, 2015 10:14PM
Contributing back to the security community
This Friday at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, along with Marc Rogers, Principal Security Researcher at CloudFlare, I'm speaking about a version of The Grugq's PORTAL, an open source network security device designed to make life easier and safer....