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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

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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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Crypto research paper - deeper understanding

I've recently been working through different research papers to more deeply understand how the schemes work. I found implementing them in python helped my understanding a lot. I've seen many people ...
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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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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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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

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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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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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I use HandWiki as my primary online encyclopedia. Would or should people edit my links to Wikipedia?

As many may have already know, I live in a region where my national firewall blocks the IP addresses of Wikipedia (and other WikiMedia content sites, so I can't access them using domain fronting). A ...
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It is allowed to ask "Big List" questions?

In Mathoverflow, people can ask Big List questions which are "questions designed to generate a "big list" of certain results, examples, conjectures, etc. via many individual answers, ...
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Are 'Alice and Bob’ too ‘Western’ and in need of modernisation?

Reference this article regarding (UK) University of Edinburgh’s efforts to eliminate the use of 'Alice and Bob' in cryptography. And replacing 'Master /Slave' nomenclature within computer ...
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How to test or analyse an encryption algorithm?

I create an encryption algorithm to encrypt a message and use python to create the code base. And I want to submit a paper on that. But before that, I want to test my algorithm. I haven't any prior ...
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Active research areas in Cryptography

I am student having Math background. I want to shift in the direction of cryptography and willing to do my PhD in it. I want to explore different areas of cryptography before choosing one. What are ...
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Lattice based cryptography as Ph.D

I have experienced a little with lattice in my master thesis, but I didn't had time to get the perspectives about it nor any open problem, does lattice based cryptography has open problems or ...
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Would questions asking for "formal verification" tools on-topic?

As asked in the question, this post asks the topicallity of "formal verification" tools. I realize I have little experience with "formal verification" and I don't fully grasp its ...
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Where is the best place to pitch ideas for cryptographic functions [duplicate]

I am starting from the assumption that lots of people have ideas about a great new cryptographic function, but those are ideas are normally bad because good cryptography is hard, there are lots of ...
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How does a concept being used in cryptocurrencies not automatically make it related to cryptography?

I received this feedback as a comment to a now-deleted/closed question. Please illuminate my lack of understanding; is the "crypto" prefix a misnomer in some cases of digital currency or is ...
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Why is this site called Cryptography and not Cryptology?

Cryptography is the study of encryption. Cryptology is the study of both encryption and decryption/cryptanalysis. Is cryptanalysis out of scope here?
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