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Passwords revisited

After having generated pre-shared secret keys for IPsec VPNs, as recommended by the NSA, I wondered how “secure” the keys themselves actually were. The NSA specifically mentions the use of “large, high entropy, pre-shared keys”. Quite some time ago I … Continue reading

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Tinkering with file encryption

Storing files overseas or “in the cloud” has become somewhat of an issue lately with spying activities of various nations. I think we’ve just seen the top of the iceberg, but at the same time I hope I’m wrong. In … Continue reading

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Brute force attacks from A to Z – part I

After reading and watching some very interesting views on the use of strong passwords, I must say that I don’t think we will ever be able to do without passwords. They’re here to stay. I’ll bet that the average person … Continue reading

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