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Elliptic Curve Cryptography: a gentle introduction

Those of you who know what public-key cryptography is may have already heard of ECC, ECDH or ECDSA. The first is an acronym for Elliptic Curve Cryptography, the others are names for algorithms based on it.

Today, we can find elliptic curves cryptosystems in TLS, PGP and SSH, which are just three of the main technologies on which the modern web and IT world …

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Let's Encrypt: the road towards a better web?

I've always dreamed of a encrypted web, where HTTPS is the standard and plain HTTP is no more. A web where eavesdropping or manipulating information is not possible, or at least much harder than today.

I remember that I got excited when I first heard of CAcert: "a community-driven Certificate Authority that issues certificates to the public at large for free". Unfortunately, CAcert's root …

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