help to convert c++ fonction in python
steven at REMOVE.THIS.cybersource.com.au
Mon Oct 19 10:10:14 CEST 2009
On Sat, 17 Oct 2009 19:48:46 -0400, geremy condra wrote:
> For the love of baby kittens, please, please, please tell me that you do
> not believe this securely encrypts your data.
Surely that depends on your threat model?
If you think that the NSA is interested in your data, then no, obviously
they'll break it in probably minutes.
If you're using it to obfuscate (say) dialog strings in a game, so that
game players can't trivially open the data files in an editor and read
ahead, then this may be enough security against your threat model, so the
answer may be "Yes". But that depends on the game -- if there is real
money involved, then probably "No".
"Secure" is not a binary state. It's always "secure against what?". You
might have the latest, most powerful encryption software, but what are
you going to do if the authorities hit your hand with a hammer until you
give up the passphrase? (Figuratively or literally.) If you live in a
country where this is a risk, then your threat model is different and
AES, 3DES or other standard cryptosystems won't make you any more secure
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