Smartcards and Windows' Crypto API

It's been a while since I've written anything (oops!), so to try to get into the swing of things I thought I'd talk a bit about something I ran into at work that doesn't really seem to be documented anywhere online: how to work with smartcards using Windows' crypto functions. »

RSA and small exponents

Strong cryptography, including RSA, is a vital component of modern life. However, it's very easy to get wrong, nullifying some or all of the security provided. In this post we'll go over one possible issue, motivated by a puzzle given at a conference I attended recently. »