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Questions tagged [encryption]

Questions about encryption as used by Monero, related services and their users.

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Explanation of how exactly the pederson commitments in monero work?

so lets say for the first commitment (after a mined transaction) let a = miner_reward this is a known number. to generate the first commitment, one does; input = x.G + a.H; output = x.G + a.H ...
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Is the connection over Tor between client and remote node safe?

I'm using torsocks to connect my CLI wallet to a remote node (geo.node.moneroworld.com:18089). I don't need a high level of anonymity, but I would like to understand what information is at risk. For ...
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SSL usage in Sumokoin/Monero

There is this merge: https://github.com/sumoprojects/sumokoin/pull/63 that enables SSL for Sumokoin (can be used also for Monero). What is it used for? I guess For SSL communication between RPC-...
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What is “aes_round” in the Monero hashing algorithm?

I'm embarking on the fool's errand of attempting to understand the Monero hash algorithm. Using this link -- https://cryptonote.org/cns/cns008.txt, I'm struggling to understand this step 3. ...
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Reading Signed/unsigned tx files

I'd like to transfer files between cold and hot wallets via QR codes. Python can't seem to decode/encode the bytes in the unsigned tx file. Can someone confirm they are mostly binary, and some sort of ...
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Official encrypted wallet generator

I'd like to make a cold storage wallet such that if it is found it will appear to be an empty wallet unless a password is used to decrypt it. This site xmr.llcoins.net was recommended by moderators, ...
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How does RingCT work? [duplicate]

How does RingCT work in hiding transaction amounts and how can it ensure that an output with 3 monero is used in a transaction with outputs of 1 and 2 monero but not 2 and 2?
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Is the communication between wallet and remote node encrypted?

If I understand it correctly, the wallet provides the remote node with view keys so it can find the corresponding outputs, and later the wallet may also send a signed transaction for the remote node ...
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Are there certain characters unsuitable for passwords?

There has been a push in recent years (or maybe we're even past that push now, and everyone pretty much knows the importance) to use complex passwords with not just numbers and a mix of uppercase and ...
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wallet encryption [duplicate]

When I created a Wallet in Monero GUI there are three files that are created : wallet, wallet.address, wallet.keys. How could I read wallet.keys I think it is using some kind of encryption like AES, ...
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What are the risks/benefits of mining on a pool using SSL/TLS encryption vs mining on pools with non-encrypted connections?

Claymore released the newest version of his miner for XMR, version 9.7, and among one of the features introduced is "- added SSL/TLS encryption support for better security..." I see one incentive to ...
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Why isn't communication between wallet and daemon encrypted?

Best I've heard is that it is to encourage local nodes as using a remote node sacrifices some degree of privacy and may provide a false sense of security - is there anything more? Are there any ...
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How are wallet passwords stored? [duplicate]

How are wallet passwords stored on the user's machine, and what encryption / hashes are used?
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What is novault and what is its connection to Monero?

What is the primary purpose of novault? Is it safe to use? Is the tool meant to be used just Monero or does it had wider applications?
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Cloud storing wallet.keys encrypted files

How safe is it to store the wallet.keys files in a cloud service, email, website, etc? I imagine that it should be just as secure as the passphrases used to encrypt the file. If I understood it ...
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Does the Monero daemon and wallet connect with other nodes by ssl or unencrypted?

Do Monero nodes connect to each other by encrypted channels or non-encrypted? Is Monero resistant to spying by ISP, in other words can Monero use be censored in its current form?
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What encryption algorithm is used for the wallet.keys file?

I know that the wallet keys file contains an encrypted version of your private keys, but am just curious what encryption algorithm is used to do this, and also where is it done in the source code?