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Questions tagged [tag-synonyms]

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Should we merge [hybrid] and [hybrid-encryption]?

I just noticed that we the following pair of seemingly duplicate tags: hybrid currently has 20 questions, and a tag wiki that says: Something of mixed origin. In cryptography, typically a cipher ...
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The “hash-based-cryptography” tag same as the “hash-signature”?

I accidentally created and added info for the "hash-based-cryptography" tag, which I didn't know there had already been a "hash-signature" tag. I suppose they should be merged, given there's ...
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Attack tag names?

There are two attack tags in plural (side-channel-attacks and timing-attacks). Those should probably be renamed? The tags distinguisher and distinguishing-attack are very overlapping, I think. Do they ...
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Password hashing tags?

There is the (relatively) recent tag password-hashing, but most questions about the subject lack it. Many of them are tagged passwords + hash. There is also pbkdf which is almost the same thing as the ...
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Merge “file-encryption” tag with “encryption”?

I just noticed we have a file-encryption tag and an encryption tag: encryption (1,603 questions tagged) Encryption is the process of transforming plaintext using a cipher into ciphertext to make it ...
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Questions about some tags: siphash, historic, integrity

Some unrelated questions about tags: I see siphash has resurfaced. Its been created and removed before, I think I've done both at least once. Should it be kept this time? Should old questions about ...
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Merge tags for “IND-CCA” and “chosen-ciphertext-attack”?

At the moment we have the two tags ind-cca and chosen-ciphertext-attack. However the tag ind-cpa is a synonym for chosen-plaintext-attack. Should we merge ind-cca into chosen-ciphertext-attack as ...
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Why are [tag:prg] and [tag:prng] distinct?

I'm not sure if there is a real difference between a Pseudo-Random-Generator (PRG) and a Pseudo-Random-Number-Generator (PRNG), whiches tag is synomized with random-number-generator. I think we ...
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Should we still use [SSL] as tag instead of [TLS]?

This was originally decided at The big tag naming discussion in 2011: It looks like tls should be a synonym for ssl. While technically TLS is a different protocol than SSL, they are quite ...
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Multi-Party Computation tag synonyms

Based on what I’ve seen during my recent edit-frenzy, I would like to suggest the following tag-synonyms for the multiparty-computation tag: secure-multiparty-computation mpc (short for ”Multi-Party ...
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Cleaning up SHA tag names

We have sha1, sha256 and sha512, but sha-2 and sha-3. Could we rename them to match the canonical SHA-N form that the specifications use?
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Tag purpose: hash-collision

hash - Lots of entries, lots of obvious purposes hash-collision - 78 at time of writing collision-resistance - 21 hash-collision∩collision-resistance - 6 Not quite sure where, but somewhere on ...
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Tag synonym requests related to “prf”, “prp”, and “prg”…

I would like to suggest… the "prf" tag to be linked to the "pseudo-random-function" tag, as both are synonyms. the "prg" tag to be linked to the "random-number-generator" tag, as both are synonyms (...
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Tag alias: PKE -> Public-key

A couple of times I've tried to tag something as pke, but the chosen tag is public-key. I think this is a very common acronym for public key cryptography, and do not think it would lead to confusion ...
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Tag synonym suggestion: [hash-signature] ← [lamport-signature]

We currently have five questions about the the Lamport one-time signature scheme tagged with lamport-signature. Every single one of them is also tagged with hash-signature. While the tags differ ...
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Tagging of questions about IND-CPA and IND-CCA security

In the past, I (and presumably others) used to tag questions about ciphertext indistinguishability under various attack scenarios with the tags for the relevant attacks (e.g. chosen-plaintext-attack ...
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Meta tags: [scope], [allowed-questions] and [closed-questions]

While tagging this question, I noticed that we have scope, allowed-questions and closed-questions. Should they just be merged?
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The big tag naming discussion

We need to make these tag naming decisions (mostly together with synonyms). Do we want gpg or gnupg? (The other one would be made a synonym). ✔ It looks like gnupg is better. (Done.) Should we use ...