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How Did Wikileaks Do It?

scovetta Re:GPU Parallel processing (973 comments)

I disagree. It's really easy to increase key sizes (2048-bit, 4096-bit...) making brute forcing exponentially harder. Adding more GPUs in linear, same as increased speed.

Weak encryption (e.g. 512-bit RSA) can be cracked, and 1024-bit in theory (last I heard), but 2048-bit is still in the "not in the forseeable future".

The only way to change this is to create better algorithms, not faster hardware.

more than 4 years ago
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EPOXI Team Develops New Method To Find Alien Ocean

scovetta Re:As We Know It (42 comments)

Out there in the universe is a silicon based civilization...

Are you referring to the Horta?

more than 5 years ago
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Website Security Without Breaking the Bank?

scovetta Static Analysis, Free Scanners, Books, Help (195 comments)

You should probably check out some of the open source static analysis tools:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tools_for_static_code_analysis

I wrote one that deals mostly with web applications:
http://www.yasca.org/

You should also get your hands on Acunetix Free Edition, which scans for XSS:
http://www.acunetix.com/cross-site-scripting/scanner.htm

Also grab yourself a copy of Software Security by Gary McGraw and Secure Programming with Static Analyis by Brian Chess and Jacob West.

Finally, if you want to outsource an assessment on the cheap (really), send me an e-mail.

more than 5 years ago
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MIT Shows How to Shut Down Brain With Light

scovetta Daggers of the Mind? (223 comments)

I thought Kirk shut down this machine already.

more than 7 years ago

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