AES explained by stick figures

I thought this little piece was amazing! Moserware: A Stick Figure Guide to the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Thanks for Bruce Schneier for spreading the news on this one. The following is an affiliate advertisement: Computer Security: Principles and Practice (3rd Edition) by William Stallings, Lawrie Brown for CDN$ 185.00 New from CDN$ 185.00 Used…

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Security tip #2: key lengths

In cryptography a key length refers to the digital size of the ‘key’ used to unlock the encryption algorithm. Over time the length of these keys has increased from DES’ modest 64 bit (really 56 bit) key size all the way to the new AES specified key lengths of 128 and 256 bit keys. Each…

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