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T-MPC

July 30, 2014 Leave a comment

Some of my PhD research was recently published in IEEE Information Forensics and Security journal. It is on a paradigm shift I came up with relating to multiparty computation, which I call transferable multiparty computation. The idea is to allow the set of parties involved in the computation to change over time without leaking intermediate results. Check it out here.

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Good Passwords

July 14, 2014 2 comments

I was thinking about good passwords today. There has been a lot of talk about good passwords in the past few years. This is especially true given some problems we’ve seen with service providers not following best practices (*cough* Adobe *cough*). XKCD gave it’s thoughts, which Schneier says isn’t so great any more. 

So, it made me wonder, is there a super simple way to gauge the security of your password? The thought I came up with is: if you write it down and show it to someone for 1 second, is your password still secure? If not, your method for generating passwords is too simple. If so, you may have something.

That said, password managers are still a good way to go. Given the fact that you can even get them on your phone with an encrypted database, there is no reason to not be using one.

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