Countries with an AK-47 on their flag
'Fancy algorithms are slow when n is small, and n is usually small.' -- Rob Pike
Noam Nisan talks about this here:
Interestingly Godel in 1956 also talked about PvsNP in a letter to von Neumann
Noise Protocol variants demystified: https://latacora.micro.blog/2018/07/18/factoring-the-noise.html
I keep reading all these descriptions that say John Forbes Nash Jr anticipated the P/NP problem in some letters to the NSA but other people say his conjecture was kind of obvious and basically Shannon already had it. What do you think @SteveBellovin and @mattblaze?
Zero Knowledge Proofs allow someone to prove that they possess a piece of information without revealing what that information is. They have a many applications including blockchain anonymity.
Pic is adapted from a fantastic article by @matthew_d_green
The thing about being a professor is you can’t just take a year off to learn and write things in Rust. Or can you?
I wrote about John Titor! http://idlewords.com/2003/09/best_practices_for_time_travelers.htm
If it makes you feel any better, my current score from TransUnion is "NaN". (Which is "excellent", apparently!)
But remember kids, our elections are totally safe because we *NEVER* connect voting machines to the Internet https://twitter.com/josephfcox/status/1019192149110345728
#Breaking: Global coalition calls on Australia’s government to reject plans to undermine encryption - #SecureAustralia #DefendEncryption https://www.accessnow.org/global-coalition-calls-on-australias-government-to-reject-plans-to-undermine-encryption/ via @accessnow 1/2
Whoa, this is a big change: no more deadlines for NSF Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) grant proposals! I have to admit I kind of like having deadlines... https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18093/nsf18093.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
That hyphen looking thing is an "en dash" (UTF-8 codes e2 80 93), not an em dash or a regular hyphen.
Who the hell uses an en dash??
This crypto scam stuff seems to be escalating to have a more human touch. Be safe out there.
FTR: I’m more likely to give away free ETH than divine blessings. https://twitter.com/elegant_cha0s/status/1018895935244521477
looks like we audited Monero's Bulletproofs integration :)
i just released a new ed25519-dalek with further speed optimisations and support for the ed25519ph pre-hash algorithm for signing and verifying messages too large to map into memory: https://github.com/dalek-cryptography/ed25519-dalek
These two messages commit the mortal sin of classic cryptography: key reuse.
Come hear from @AnnaOpss and me how we decrypted them after almost 70 years and the story behind them at @hopeconf in NYC.