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Please delete the tags [de] and [s]

I was tagging some question, and my IME was in the state for entering Chinese, and I mistyped these letters. At the same time, it seems [cryptographic] and [chess] are irrelevant for us, delete them ...
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Tactics (tricks) for asking questions

In one of my previous comments made in a Q that got too lengthy, I mentioned that I use some tactics when asking, in an attempt to get the most relevant amswers. I'd like to share the details with the ...
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2024 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #6 on Cryptography has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering ...
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Asking for known schemes

I'd like to know if it's ok to ask help in identifying schemes adapting to specified conditions. Example: Is there a cryptographic scheme that allows encrypted data meeting conditions A, B, C, to be ...
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How do I gain enough knowledge to experiment with cryptography?

There seems to be a common trend among forums involving the topic of cryptography to shutdown any conversation very quickly, least in my experience. From the stand point of a newcomer to the field ...
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2024 Community Moderator Election

The 2024 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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2024 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Cryptography Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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What should I do when I encounter a spam message?

I've encountered a post that contains nonsense or spam. What should I do? This question was created by a moderator after seeing spam / nonsense being downvoted and closed but not flagged.
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How to suceed in cryptography MCQ questions?

This question is on docimology (the science of teaching, learning, and passing exams), specifically applied to Multiple Choice Questions on cryptography. It's inspired by this question closed as ...
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Where on Stackexchange could i post work on new factoring methods

What board can i post work showing original framework for factoring methods, so that i can get insight from others with more expertise on why such a framework functions? I have some understanding now,...
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Is there a place for "soft" cryptography questions as with Math SE?

I wanted to ask a question about how other cryptography researcher's describe their work to non-experts with variable backgrounds in cryptography. I do not believe this is an open-ended question, as ...
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Is TorBrowser usage being shadow-banned?

Overview: I use TorBrowser daily, even when I'm accessing my stackexchange accounts. This hasn't ever been a problem, until recently (I think in the last few months). The issue is that various ...
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What happened in May 10/2022 for the drop of new visits?

According to our stats page there is a drop of around May 10/2022 from 2000 to 300 of the new visits. We may argue that it was ChatGPT, however, is not possible since it was released on November 30, ...
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Chat theme accessibility issue with moderation text

While testing chat suspensions with a mod of another site, we came across an issue with our chat theme's accessibility. To improve accessibility, we should have the color of the text changed from ...
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Why is the twitter handle for crypto.SE inactive from Feb 2023?

The twitter handle for crypto.SE used to be active earlier but has been silent from Feb 2023 - what's the reason?
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Moderator strike due to SE forcing AI-moderation policy - RESOLVED

Adding ourselves to an increasingly large list of sites, our moderator team is now entirely on strike. The problem We've decided on our meta that we do not want AI-generated answers. However, due to ...
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Is it OK to post a question about a Q&A which is already answered & accepted?

I have posted a question & accepted an answer for the question. After some days & more study on the topic, I feel that the answer is not convincing enough & I suspect it may be wrong. I ...
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I cannot post a question

I have a question about my Cryptography Stack Exchange post: Can BGV scheme work with congruent values I have an account on 'math' and I tried to ask a question on 'crypto'. I created a new account ...
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Should we disable automatic question protection on our site?

Protected questions are like locked questions, except that users with sufficient reputation are still able to interact with them. Automatic question protection can be enabled or disabled on a per-site ...
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Who all get notified when any comment is posted on an answer?

Alice asks a question. I reply to it. Alice comments on my answer. I automatically get notified because it's my answer. Instead let's say I ask a question & Alice replies to it. I comment on Alice'...
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2022: a year in moderation

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Programming questions are verifiable, but then what basis should we consult when up-voting cryptography answers?

Programming questions (and other similar types of questions) from SO, ServerFault, Unix.SE, SuperUser, etc. are verifiable, by simply taking the answer and deploying them. Some cryptography questions ...
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What should our policy on AI-generated answers be?

We've had our first batch of ChatGPT answers and, no surprise, they were blatantly incorrect. Stack Overflow has recently created a policy banning answers generated by AI. This policy applies ...
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Do you think it is consider it is "low quality" if I cite a cryptographic awesome-list in a journal paper?

I'm writing a paper for first time. I am thinking of citing this list (awesome-mpc) along with some survey papers on the Related Work section. Of course a lot of other related stuff will be mentioned ...
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Masters Thesis ideas

I will begin studying at Kings college studying advanced Cyber Security, I have a passion for cryptography I can particularly express what, I just have found this topic so interesting for many years ...
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Are programming questions for languages specifically intended for cryptography on-topic?

We have a programming question for a language (Circom 2) that's tailor-made for a cryptographic task: construction of zk-SNARKs. Should we accept such questions? Shall we create a tag, and which? Any ...
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digital signature training

Vermont, in the United States, is about to implement a continuing education requirement for notaries public. A one-hour course, which could be pre-recorded video, would satisfy this, and any topic ...
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Synonym request: [pkcs7] -> [cms]

To handle the use-case of someone working in an older ecosystem, could we add tag pkcs7 as an alias to cms? There are currently ...
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Should we have the [ethics] tag?

Whilst discussions of ISO tags and rotor-machines are kinda kiddie fun, they all seem to ignore the power and human impact on decent society of strong cryptography. We all know that the principle and ...
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Should we have the [iso] tag?

In a question asked not long ago, the iso tag was created. The tag referred to the International Organization for Standardization. But the word ISO can have other meanings due to its widespread use, ...
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2022 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #5 on Cryptography has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering ...
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Journals to publish blockchain + cryptography related results

I am finding it hard to find good journals to publish cryptographic applications over blockchains where theoretical contributions are present but not significant enough for a top tier venue. Can ...
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(SEJPM) Stepping Down as a Crypto.SE Moderator

it's been a while. As you may have noticed, my activity levels on Crypto.SE are down, by quite a lot, for quite a while (since the beginning of 2021 essentially). This is why I have asked ...
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2022 Community Moderator Election

The 2022 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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2022 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Cryptography Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, ...
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MySuiteA Hobbyist Project, and Big Thank You to the Crypto.SE Community

As a millennial exposed to information technology, I always try to learn the latest in the industry and academics, and improve my skills through practice. And my biggest programming practice project ...
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Bug: Does adding a link mess up the link numbers?

I think I found a severe bug while trying to edit an answer, and I'm unsure where to report it. So I'm doing it just here: An answer that had about 15 links was edited to make some word in the middle (...
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Who are the Dipshits?

Uptop: It was Rachel in the pub. Thanks all. Who are the Dipshits? Why is this on the front page? Am I considered one of them? The link leads to "Welcome, Paul. We’re excited to have you...&...
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Are NFT questions on topic on crypto.stackexchange?

I couldn’t think of a better site for it, but seems no question on the topic so far. If they are, to what extent or in what regards?
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Career switch from a Data Scientist to a Cryptologist

I have a question about my Cryptography Stack Exchange post: Career switch from a Data Scientist to a Cryptologist I am currently working as a Data Scientist, and I hope to do a career switch to ...
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Yearly comparison of the moderations

The below table is made for comparison of the yearly moderation of 2019, 2020, and 2021. Action Mod. '21 Mod¹ '20 Mod '19 Com. '21 Com¹ '20 Com¹ 19 Users suspended² 1 5 4 15 8 14 Users ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Worst Case And Average Case

I am a Ph.d Student I would like to understand deeply the worst case and average case complexity for my Ph.d purpose, any advices or title of books/lectures would be helpful and thanks in advance What ...
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Edits must be at least 6 characters; is there something else to improve in this post?

This answer contains a typo in line 2: it says $a = aG$ whereas this should be $\alpha = aG$. I tried to correct it but the system does not let me and displays: "Edits must be at least 6 ...
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List of important crypto paper

Sometimes there are paper like "New directions in cryptography" from W Diffie, M Hellman, that have a huge impact on cryptography and can be said to be important for the field. Can someone ...
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Do organizations like NSA use racial profiling in the screening process?

some sources seem to indicate that they do: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-12-10/the-u-s-government-s-mistrust-of-chinese-americans I realize this is a sensitive question. I'm a second-...
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Symbolic computation of Boolean functions

There are several packages such as SAGEmath, Maple, Mathematica as well as other OS packages which perform Boolean function symbolic arithmetic. Computations in this arithmetic are about performing OR ...
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Cryptography + Programming + Mathematics

I am PhD student of Mathematics already done with my thesis. My research field is not related with cryptography but I have been keeping good interest in number theory and algebra which I assume to be ...
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Friendly advice for people trying to implement E2EE chat and cloud storage apps

I've seen many times here where people dump the idea of implementing some kind of secure chat and cloud storage apps, and solicit advice on using (and often-time designing) algorithms and protocols; ...
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