Authentication is the act of one entity proving its identity to another entity. Common examples involve public key cryptography. For example, proving that a banking web site actually belongs to the bank you think it does.

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Can one determine the creation date of an email account?

Is it possible to determine the creation date of the email supplied with the authentication process flow; Or at least determine that the email was/was not created the same day as signup (or ...
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Is browser fingerprinting a viable technique for identifying anonymous users?

Is browser fingerprinting a sufficient method for uniquely identifying anonymous users? What if you incorporate biometric data like mouse gestures or typing patterns? The other day I ran into the ...
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Web Authentication using PKI Certs

I understand PKI reasonably well from a conceptual point of view - i.e. private keys/public keys - the math behind them, use of hash & encryption to sign a certificate, Digital Signing of ...