### Mirror updates for FFA

I have updated the mirror of asciilifeform's ffa to include the latest updates from loperos. Hopefully I will be able to resume more in-depth study of ffa in the coming weeks and can continue adding my own seals to the mix.

As handy reference, the following is the current Table of Contents for ffa as it stands currently, with corresponding links to loperos. I intend to mirror these articles here on site this spring as time permits.

- "Finite Field Arithmetic." Chapter 1: Genesis.
- “Finite Field Arithmetic.” Chapter 2: Logical and Bitwise Operations.
- “Finite Field Arithmetic.” Chapter 3: Shifts.
- “Finite Field Arithmetic.” Chapter 4: Interlude: FFACalc.
- “Finite Field Arithmetic.” Chapter 5: "Egyptological" Multiplication and Division.
- “Finite Field Arithmetic.” Chapter 6: “Geological” RSA.
- “Finite Field Arithmetic.” Chapter 7: “Turbo Egyptians.”
- “Finite Field Arithmetic.” Chapter 8: Interlude: Randomism.
- “Finite Field Arithmetic.” Chapter 9: "Exodus from Egypt" with Comba's Algorithm.
- “Finite Field Arithmetic.” Chapter 10: Introducing Karatsuba's Multiplication.
- “Finite Field Arithmetic.” Chapter 11: Tuning and Unified API.
- Hypertext Concordance for "Finite Field Arithmetic."
- “Finite Field Arithmetic” Regrind into Keccak-V Format.
- “Finite Field Arithmetic.” Chapter 12A: Karatsuba Redux. (Part 1 of 2)
- “Finite Field Arithmetic.” Chapter 12B: Karatsuba Redux. (Part 2 of 2)
- “Finite Field Arithmetic.” Chapter 13: "Width-Measure" and "Quiet Shifts."
- “Finite Field Arithmetic.” Chapter 14A: Barrett's Modular Reduction. (Part 1 of 2)
- “Finite Field Arithmetic.” Chapter 14A-Bis: Barrett's Modular Reduction. (Physical Bounds Proof.)
- “Finite Field Arithmetic.” Chapter 14B: Barrett's Modular Reduction. (Part 2 of 2.)
- “Finite Field Arithmetic” vs MPI.
- “Finite Field Arithmetic.” Chapter 15: Greatest Common Divisor.
- “Finite Field Arithmetic.” Chapter 16A: The Miller-Rabin Test.
- “Finite Field Arithmetic.” Chapter 17: Introduction to Peh.
- “Finite Field Arithmetic.” Chapter 18A: Subroutines in Peh.
- “Finite Field Arithmetic.” Chapter 18B: "Cutouts" in Peh.
- “Finite Field Arithmetic.” Chapter 18C: Peh School: Generation of Cryptographic Primes.
- “Finite Field Arithmetic.” Chapter 19: Peh Tuning and Demo Tapes.
- "Finite Field Arithmetic." Chapter 20: "Litmus", a Peh-Powered Verifier for GPG Signatures.
- "Finite Field Arithmetic." Chapter 20B: Support for Selected Ancient Hash Algos in "Litmus."
- "Finite Field Arithmetic." Chapter 20C: Support for 'Clearsigned' GPG texts in "Litmus."
- "Finite Field Arithmetic." Chapter 20D: "Litmus" Errata: Support for Nested Clearsigned Texts.
- "Finite Field Arithmetic." Chapter 21A: Extended GCD and Modular Multiplicative Inverse. (Part 1 of 3)
- "Finite Field Arithmetic." Chapter 21A-Bis: Fix for Lethal Flaw in Ch.15's Greatest Common Divisor.
- "Finite Field Arithmetic." Chapter 21A-Ter: Fix for a False Alarm in Ch.14; "Litmus" Errata.

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### lam-par.sh genesis

This is a genesis vpatch for a bash script that takes all the functions of asciilifeform's lamport parachute and combines them into a single script for personal use.

(lam-par.genesis.kv.vpatch)

(lam-par.genesis.kv.vpatch.shinohai.sig)

Press using a keccak vtron of choice. Here I am using esthlos-v:

`v press lam-par.genesis.kv.vpatch lam-par/`

Change to the output directory, make the script executable, and run it:

lam-par # ./lam-par.sh --help Options: --mkpriv Generate a private key --priv2pub Generate a public key from a private key -s, --sign Sign a message using your public key -v, --verify Verify a signed message using a public key See http://www.loper-os.org/?p=1762 for more details

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### Let's encrypt announces pwn of 1 billion certs

Snake-oil salesman Let's Encrypt announced in a blog post earlier this week that they had issued 1 billion certificates since the company's creation in late 2014. The dubious milestone seems to indicate that potentially millions of websites are OK with having their "encrypted traffic" revealed by an entity that controls the system's master keys.

Tags: News, Cryptography, Lulz