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Jesse Victors

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Jesse Victors is a security consultant at Synopsys. He specializes in privacy-enhancing systems and applied cryptography. In his spare time, Jesse writes software for the Tor Project and contributes to Folding@home.


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ROCA: Cryptographic flaws in BitLocker, Secure Boot, and millions of smartcards

What happened and what can we learn? There’s been some very big news in the cryptographic world this week. So far, several technology news sites have highlighted the impact of a new vulnerability on Estonian and Slovakian smartcards, but the reach of this vulnerability is far wider than that. Five security researchers have just announced […]

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TLS 1.3 and the future of cryptographic protocols

SSL and TLS are a family of cryptographic protocols that protect sensitive communications on the Internet. The first standard, SSL 2.0, was released in 1995. The latest standard, TLS 1.2, was released in August 2008. Its 20-year history has been marred by numerous cryptographic breaks (both in the underlying primitives and in the protocol itself) […]

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