Go Public and Symmetric Key? The Best of Both Worlds: ECIES

Many encryption systems are compromised because they generate their encryption key using a passphrase, and which can considerably reduce the overall security infrastructure. A passphrase which is taken from a standard dictionary, for example, might reduce the key strength from 256 bits to just 20 bits (for a list of around one million words).

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Prof Bill Buchanan OBE

Prof Bill Buchanan OBE

Professor Cryptography. Serial innovator. Believer in fairness, justice & freedom. EU Citizen in heart. Living by the sea. Old World Breaker. New World Creator.

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