Archive : 2023

Detecting Sucessfull AES Decrypts With Padding

Unauthenticated AES works even if you have the wrong key. Here's a way to tell you have the right key.

The Authy Backup System

A look at how the Authy authenticator app works, in the pursuit of securely backing up my MFA tokens offline.

Moving from WordPress to 11ty

After 17 years with WordPress, it's time for something different. Here's how I migrated 500 posts to a static site generator.

A peek inside pinentry

I interact with pinenty daily, but I don't really understand it. This post dives into how it is invoked and can be used outside of GPG for your own projects.