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Questions tagged [tags]

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Vox Populi stuck at 39 and failed

I was decided to read algebraic attacks and gave points as usual. I got the Suffrage badge. Vox Populi badge continued as I continue. It stuck at 39 and did not allow me to gave any points. Now, it ...
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Cannot remove a tag because I did'nt change in the text

When I want to remove an unrelated tag from a question, I faced a problem; The system doesn't allow to save me because I didn't modify the text. Adding, however, a tag doesn't require to touch the ...
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Introduction of quantum-cryptanalysis tag

Currently quantum-computing is about cryptography performed using quantum computers. Of course, questions that involve Shor's- or Grover's algorithm are not created to perform cryptography. They are ...
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Can we please have $\LaTeX$ in tag excerpts and tag wikis?

It has been brought to my attention in a private correspondation that Our tag wikis / tag excerpts don't support $\LaTeX$, that is you won't see the rendered result, but rather the $\LaTeX$ code ...
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Proposal for new category of tags: programming-interface and misuse-resistant

While programming questions are very certainly off-topic for Crypto.SE, very frequently programmers would hurt themselves by misusing (or sometimes abusing) cryptographic algorithms. This meta post is ...
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Do we want bitcoin/cryptocurrency related questions? A cryptocurrency tag?

This question is inspired by this recent comment. My first thought in response to this was to create a cryptocurrency tag. However, we have been receiving a lot of questions here about bitcoin/...
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Tags page looks weird when there are no search results

On the Tags page, when there are no search results (e.g. if you search for test2), the tag list shrinks, but there's still a white ribbon visible in the footer, ...
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Where do I create a Wiki for a topic in Crypto?

I am currently working on Indistinguishability Obfuscation(iO) and I see that iO has no good wiki on Crypto.SE Where can I add a Wiki for the same? As e-sushi suggested I realised that it is not a ...
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Should we merge the “Rijndael” tag with the “AES” tag?

We currently have the tags rijndael (59 questions tagged) and aes (1135 questions tagged). Since all Rijndael questions tend to boil down to being about AES, it could make sense to make rijndael a ...
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Split of quantum-computing tag

Our quantum-cryptography tag currently reads: Quantum cryptography describes the use of quantum mechanical effects to perform cryptographic tasks or to break cryptographic systems. In particular ...
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Should we get rid of programming-language related tags?

We‘ve got several programming-language related tags. For example: java and javascript Considering that we‘ve got a close-reason reading Off Topic – Programming questions are off-topic even if you ...
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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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Are [crc] questions on-topic here, and should they be?

Thanks to a recent question, I realized that we have a crc tag, with 17 questions and the following tag wiki excerpt (quoted verbatim): The Cyclic Redundant Check is non-cryptographic error-...
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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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Should we correct tag “Attribute-based-encry”?

Current name of tag attribute-based-encry is incomplete and could be changed since there is still some space (maximum is 25). It would be nice to have attribute-based-encryption but it doesn't fit (...
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Tag excerpts lacking usage guidance

Like I wrote in chat, I think that some of the tag excerpts on this site could use some work, especially with regard to usage guidance. The purpose of tag excerpts and guidelines for writing them are ...
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Correcting a tag

There is a dual-ec-drgb tag. However, the (in)famous byte generator is actually called DRBG (for Deterministic Random Byte Generator). DRGB makes no sense. Is there a way to fix this, or is this as ...
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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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Quantum tag reform

Currently we have two quantum related tags: post-quantum-cryptography quantum-cryptography I suggest replacing post-quantum-cryptography by quantum-computers or quantum-computing. It should be ...
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Merge tags for DSA and ECDSA?

Currently we have both of these tags: dsa (40 questions) ecdsa (85 questions) Both are basically the same algorithm, just implemented over different groups. Would it make sense to merge ECDSA into ...
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What's up with the [cipher]?

We have the tag cipher having 103 questions. When should this tag be used, if ever? Isn't having encryption enough?
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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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Merge [SRP-6] into [SRP]

At the moment we have two tags for secure remote protocol (SRP): srp (12 questions) srp-6 (15 questions) I suggest merging srp-6 into the more general srp.
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Why there is no [pkcs7] tag?

There is 17 questions that deals with PKCS7, but there is no pkcs7 tag. Is there a particular reason for this, or it was just not created ?
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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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Should we forward people via the tag wiki?

I recently voted to close this question with the tag software-recommendation. Now there's a similar tag named reference-request. By our policy we don't allow software-recommendations and close them ...
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bug: “tagged questions” doesn't actually show all questions with that tag

I'm looking at the question Multi-round Transposition/Playfair as a secure hand cipher in the computer age . When I click on the tag playfair at the end of that question, I am taken to https://crypto....
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tag for hand ciphers in the computer age

I am interested in ciphers (and techniques for designing future ciphers) such that both (a) encryption can be done "by hand" without a computer, while also (b) the resulting ciphertext is (relatively) ...
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Double multi-encryption?

Just noticed we’ve got two alike tags: multiple-encryption Multiple encryption means encrypting a message two or more times using either the same, or a different algorithm. double-encryption Double ...
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Rename the [merkle-damgard] tag to [merkle-damgaard]

I noticed that merkle-damgard is spelled incorrectly. Correct spelling would be Damgård, but if å cannot be used in a tag name for technical reasons, it can be ...
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Decryption tag creation

I am just surprised this tag has not already been created. I would have assumed decryption/unencryption or something similar would have been created.
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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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Blacklist the “homework” tag

homework should be blacklisted. We had the discussion once before about what to do about homework. There it was agreed that homework questions are find but we didn't like meta tags like homework. I ...
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What's up with the homework tag?

I thought we had decided to avoid the homework tag, for all the reasons listed there. In addition, the homework tag is a "meta tag", which are generally not a good idea on StackExchange sites. Yet ...
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What to do with the “sha-3-competition” tag?

I recently cleaned up the “sha-3-competition” tag as it merely hugged 3 questions (1 closed, 1 about Skein but not the competition, and 1 being somewhat related the competition itself). After some ...
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Tag removal suggestions (or does the system auto-delete abandoned tags?)

I would herewith like to suggest the removal of the following, three tags: online – reason: too broad (and not really indicating a cryptographic area either). protocols – reason: too broad (more ...
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Kill ElGamal ;-)

I think we should kill the elgamal tag (70 questions). It currently includes two mostly unrelated schemes. The schemes were invented by the same person and are both group based crypto, but I don't ...
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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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What to do with the [security-analysis] tag?

So, it seems we have a tag named security-analysis that is getting kind of indiscriminately applied to all sorts of "analyze my cipher / algorithm / protocol / implementation / etc." questions. ...
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How should we describe the “untagged” tag in the wiki summary?

I happened to stumble over the "untagged" tag. It is only used by a single question, which indeed introduces the problem of finding a better tag than "untagged". Yet, I'm not sure if that tag is ...
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What should be done with reference-request tag?

I noticed today that we now have a reference-request tag. Anyone who has been on the site for a while will know that literature recommendations and "list" questions are offtopic. A lot of the ...
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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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Do we need the communication tag?

I recently noticed the communication tag. Should that tag exist? It seems to me like it is not very helpful. We could probably tag half or more of our questions with communication, which suggests ...
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What should we do with the [time-sensitive] tag?

I recently came across the time-sensitive tag, which seems to be used pretty haphazardly across a bunch of questions dealing with various aspects of time-related cryptography (e.g. time-lock puzzles, ...
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Should we have a tag for all of a specific cryptographer's inventions/contributions?

I came across the merkle tag today. The description says Merkle refers to cryptographic advances introduced by Ralph Merkle, like "Merkle's Puzzles", "Merkle's Hash Trees" and the Merkle–Damgård ...
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How to search for many tags?

As the topic says: how to search for posts containing two or more specific tags?
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Suggested tag: rolling-your-own-crypto

How do you guys feel about introducing a rolling-your-own-crypto tag? We would then re-tag questions where the user is asking about homegrown crypto algorithms, ...
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A tag for “How can I become familiar with the logic syntax used in Cryptography papers” question

This question tagged as encryption. encryption tag is not suitable tag for the question. Which tag is suitable for such questions? It seems we need a new tag for such questions.