Lately, I’ve been working on a project that has some pretty heavy duty encryption requirements. This stuff is very cool, but somewhat mysterious. I have run into these two errors and couldn’t really find a good description of what they are or more importantly, how to fix them.
Input too large for rsa cipher
Unknown block type
The problem is that without the code changing at all these two errors pop up all the time but very randomly. Read more
Checksums are handy. According to Wikipedia:
A checksum or hash sum is a small-size datum from a block of digital data for the purpose of detecting errors which may have been introduced during its transmission or storage.
We find ourselves using checksums to verify that the file a developer has created is the same as what has been deployed.
There are too many guidelines for passwords. Actually, that’s not true. Too many supposedly “secure” institutions, do not allow for proper passwords. I propose a “seal of approval” for websites that allow for proper passwords.
What’s a proper password? Well…