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Comment: Re:Headlines are superfluous (Score 0) 578

by Foole (#31387358) Attached to: Write Bits Directly Onto a Hard Drive Platter?
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<glyph> For example - if you came in here asking "how do I use a jackhammer" we might ask "why do you need to use a jackhammer"

<glyph> If the answer to the latter question is "to knock my grandmother's head off to let out the evil spirits that gave her cancer", then maybe the problem is actually unrelated to jackhammers

Encryption

Journal: SRP6 Outline

Journal by Foole

Client:
sends username

Server
uses username to look up hashed username:password
generates g, N, b and Salt as random big integers
calculates x = hash(Salt, hashed username:password)
calcualtes v = g ^ x % N
calculates B = ((v * k) + (g ^ b % N)) % N
sends B, g, N, Salt

Thus mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true. -- Bertrand Russell

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