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by Steve Gibson
Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: Password to Symmetric Key Algorithm ???
Replies: 2
Views: 4127

Re: Password to Symmetric Key Algorithm ???

Thanks for your reply Paul. I few final follow-up comments: The Windows code uses a stronger algorithm for generating random numbers, in theory. It is the random number generator provided by MS as a part of the crypto APIs. On Linux, the code presently uses /dev/urandom. This may include less entrop...
by Steve Gibson
Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:39 am
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: Password to Symmetric Key Algorithm ???
Replies: 2
Views: 4127

Password to Symmetric Key Algorithm ???

Hi Paul. I'm Steve Gibson. I have some background in computers, technology, security and encryption. For the past 5 and a half years I have been co-producing, with Leo Laporte, a weekly podcast called "Security Now!", and my web site is http://grc.com. I'm writing because I am curious about a few as...