Category Archives: Security

Key Size in Crytpography

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Key Size in Cryptography Simplified Cryptography Primer In asymmetric or public-key encryption there are two main parts: Encryption Algorithm (RSA, ECC, …) Cryptographic key pair The two keys of the… Read more »

Crypto Jargon

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Crypto Jargon Hash Functions A hash function is a completely public algorithm (no key in that) which mashes bit together in a way which is truly infeasible to untangle: anybody… Read more »

Security Pages that Count

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Security Pages that Count With so many sites that offer helpful security information, this is my start of the must read sites. Latest Reports ThreatPost – latest news of exploits… Read more »

Web Browser Security for the Layman

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We hear that the connection between our browser and a website like is encrypted when we use https but how does that actually work? Learn about certificates and encryption in easy to understand terms.

Self-Signed Certificates can be Useful

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Self Signed Certificates another Layer There is a lot of Internet press from companies and experts alike that self-signed certificates have to go away. It is a little unfair because… Read more »

Spoofing GSM Cell Base Stations

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Researcher Chris Paget pulled off a stunt at the Defcon security conference Saturday that required as much legal maneuvering as technical wizardry: eavesdropping on the cell phone calls of AT&T subscribers in front of thousands of admiring hackers.

DEFCON 17 – SQL Injection Attacks

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SQL Injection Attacks I don’t know about you but part of my education has always been to study code and learn the latest attack techniques.  I enjoy reading code and… Read more »