Are BitTorrent Pieces 250Kb Long?

I was researching BitTorrent and noticed in the Specification that it said that the typical length of a Piece was 250 kilobytes long.  That made me curious so I decided to perform some quick research to determine the extent of variation. First, I modified the BitTorrent Parser that I had created previously … Continue reading

HTTPS: Is it Possible to Forge a Web Server Certificate?

Yes, it is possible in theory to forge the Web Server Certificate that is used in SSL/TLS communication. This is because the certificate is signed by a certificate authority that your browser trusts using a cryptographic hashing algorithm of a specific length. The hashing algorithms that have been used to … Continue reading

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