A short meditation on the role of security engineering in software development
Or: How I won the password hashing category for the Underhanded Crypto Contest at DEFCON 23.
Or: How I learned to stop worrying and love software exploitation.
Preventing side-channel attacks (i.e. timing attacks on MAC validation) and dangerous compiler optimizations with a blinded comparison.
In version 4.4 and on, WordPress's random number generator function (wp_rand) will now be cryptographically secure.
No matter what language you're developing in, there's really only one cryptography library that shines above the rest.
We aren't satisfied with the industry's current attempts to teach the basic concepts of application security to software developers; instead, we propose a gentler model.
Will tomorrow bring costly and embarrassing data breaches? Or will it bring growth, success, and peace of mind?
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