food for thought… I can’t comment since I’m an absolute beginner as a first semester cybersecurity student – but I’m reading as much as I can!
Software developers regularly attempt to create new encryption and hashing algorithms, usually to speed up things. There is only one answer one can give in this respect:
Here is a short summary of reasons why you should never meddle in cryptography.
- Cryptography is mathematics, very advanced mathematics
- There are only a few good cryptographers and cryptanalysts and even they get it wrong most of the time
- If you are not one of them, never, ever, ever try to write your own cryptographic routines
- Cryptography is a very delicate matter, worse than bomb defusing
- Consequently you must know that most usual “cryptographic” functions are not
- Even when it is good, cryptography is too easy to abuse without knowing it
- Bad cryptography looks the same as good cryptography. You will not know whether cryptography is broken until it is too late
So, I hope you are sufficiently convinced not to create…
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