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Do we need a multiple-recipient(-encryption) tag?

Do we need a multi-recipient or multi-recipient-encryption tag? That would be used for MRES (Multiple-Recipient Encryption Scheme) specific questions? I think that MRES and related acronyms (MRSES for ...
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Tag purpose: quantum-cryptography

There are currently 98 questions tagged quantum-cryptography. These largely fall into five categories: quantum key distribution, which is the only topic mentioned in the quantum-cryptography tag ...
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Do we need rfc7748 tag?

The rfc7748 tag currently has 2 questions with 0 watchers. Do we really need this tag?
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Tag purpose: optimization

The optimization was created in only in July of this year and has no usage guidance or tag wiki. It has seven questions, most of which are about the colloquial use of the term ‘optimization’ to mean ‘...
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Tag purpose: attack

Cryptography is all about defending against attacks by intelligent adversaries. What purpose does the attack tag serve that is not served by the mere use of Crypto.SE as a medium in the first place? ...
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Tag purpose: forgery

There are 45 questions tagged forgery; nearly all of them are also tagged either mac, signature, or authenticated-encryption, or tagged with a specific scheme like elgamal-signature—see search for ...
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Do we need separate GHASH, GCM, and AES-GCM tags?

GHASH is used essentially only in AES-GCM. The ghash tag was introduced in late 2018 and applies to only five questions that were all asked within the span of one week. In contrast, there are over ...
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Why do we have a trust tag?

The trust tag appears to have been introduced in the past two months and has now been applied to three questions with no common theme that I can discern besides the use of the word ‘trust’: Do people ...
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Should hard-problem be made a synonym of hardness-assumption?

Should the tags hard-problem and hardness-assumption be merged or be made synonyms of each other? They are both used for the exact same things (cryptographic hardness assumptions).
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Should keys-size be renamed to key-size?

We have the key-size tag its synonym, key-length. However, there is another tag with a non-negligible number of uses called keys-size. Notice the extraneous s. Should this be renamed to key-size?
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How is the quantum-resistance tag different from the post-quantum-cryptography tag?

The prior thread on Quantum tag reform did not discuss quantum-resistance, and there are many more questions tagged post-quantum-cryptography. The dominant nomenclature seems to be post-quantum, not ...
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Introduce “secp256k1” tag?

Currently, there is no tag for "secp256k1". Given how important Bitcoin has become, it might be time to have such a tag. Doing so would make it easier for users to find and answer secp256k1-related ...
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Introduce “competition” tag

We currently have no competition tag. We however do have a SHA-3-competition tag. Should we introduce a "competition" tag and then convert the SHA-3-competition tags to that tag (together of course ...
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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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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 ...