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7 Apr 2016

Benchmarking Secure Comparator

This post summarizes our experiences of testing Secure Comparator as an authentication mechanism for HTTP.

While we were planning, designing and implementing Comparator, real infrastructure in which it has to function (letting Toughbase instances without shared trust to be able to exchange records and request personal data safely) was very far from being ready, but we wanted to understand how good it was for some practical applications. So we chose the obvious - seeing how SC could work as HTTP authentication mechanism.

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8 Mar 2016

Building and Using Themis in PNaCl

This post outlines our experience of porting typical C/C++ library (which is obviously Themis, in our case) to PNaCl module. A few challenges, a number of interesting riddles and Themis suddenly has a new home!

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1 Mar 2016

WebThemis: proper crypto for modern Web

Introducing WebThemis: a Google Chrome library to develop secure web applications.

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28 Oct 2015

Why you should avoid SSL for your next application

TL;DR: SSL is huge, inefficient, complex and presents many vulnerabilities. If you can avoid it - you should.M

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3 Jun 2015

Releasing Themis into public: usability testing

How we did usability testing for Themis when releasing the open source library into public.

Being ready to release Themis, we've gathered a few colleagues and decided to make a test run on unsuspecting developers - how would the library blend into their workflows?

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