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LTE Crypto — safe, stateful computations in purely functional language Haskell

Snow3G is one of the two algorithms (the other being AES) algorithms used in LTE (4G) mobile network. The specifications for LTE come from the standards body called 3GPP and include the specification and reference implementation in C for the Snow 3G algorithm. There is an algorithm for confidentiality (encryption/decryption), and an algorithm for ... read more

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Posted in Security Software

Not so Uber security

I am a happy customer of Ola. I decided to try Uber. I installed the Uber app on my wife’s Android mobile and tried to register with her email address and got the message “Email address already in use“. I don’t recall registering with Uber and thought that my wife had done so. ... read more

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Posted in Google haskell Java Software

Javascript problem — and its many solutions

As most of us know, there are several problems/quirks/flaws with Javascript and this is known as the Javascript problem. However, like it or not, as long as we use browsers, we need Javascript.

So, what is the solution?

Pick your favorite language (hope it is not Javascript!) and hope that there is a transpiler ... read more

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Posted in Security

Frequent password changes — good or bad?

I read an article titled Frequent password changes are the enemy of security which I find misleading and missing the point.

In this article, Carnegie Mellon University professor Lorrie Cranor, who became chief technologist at FTC challenges FTC’s advice

FTC’s advice: Encourage your loved ones to change passwords often, making them long, strong, and unique.

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