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.Net C# Cryptography

BenchmarkDotNet with hash implementation in C#

In earlier blog post:

I have discussed about cryptographic and non-cryptographic hashes.

Here is a Github repo associated with this:

https://github.com/ALightTechnologyAndServicesLimited/Benchmark-Hash-Implementations-in-CSharp

For using BenchmarkDotNet:

Add the nuget package to a console application:

dotnet add package BenchmarkDotNet --version 0.13.7

Create a class and use the attributes [GlobalSetup] for any initialization, use the [Benchmark] attribute for the methods. Use [MemoryDiagnoser] for memory related information.

In the Program.cs use:

BenchmarkRunner.Run<BENCHMARK_CLASS>();

The code in the github repo clearly demonstrates the usage.

In the previous blog post I have mentioned about non-cryptographic hashes for general purposes.

Here are the results:

32 bytes data:

I commented some code and evaluated with more data sizes:

25 KB:

5 MB:

25 MB:

Conclusion:

For non-cryptographic 128 bit hashes use Murmur3.

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.Net C# Cryptography

A discussion of cryptographic hash and non-cryptographic hash implementations using C#

Hash algorithms take some data and create fixed size representation. The representations can be of various sizes such as 32/64/128/256/512 bytes.

Hash generated are in-general non-reversible i.e you can’t get the original data from hash.

Cryptographic hashes use some high level of cryptography and should be used for sensitive information such as passwords etc…

Non-cryptographic hash implementations can be used for general information.

SHA256, SHA384 and SHA512 are for cryptographic hashes.

The above mentioned SHA implementations are secure but little slower.

Here are some faster hash implementations for non-secure data purposes:

FastHash – Can generate 32/64/128 bit hashes.

var sometext = "SOME TEXT";

ReadOnlySpan<byte> data = new ReadOnlySpan<byte>(Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(sometext));

var retVal = FastHash.HashGenerator.GenerateHash128(data);

var guid = retVal.AsGuid().ToString();
          OR
Convert.ToBase64String(retVal.AsSpan());

MurmurHash3 – Generates 128 bit hash and faster than FastHash’s 128 bit implementation.

var sometext = "SOME TEXT";

var data = Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(sometext);

var retVal = murmurHasher.ComputeHash(data);

var guid = Convert.ToBase64String(retVal);

BLAKE2 – Generates 1-64 bytes i.e 8-512 bits hash.

var sometext = "SOME TEXT";

var bytes2 = Blake2Fast.Blake2b.ComputeHash(new ReadOnlySpan<byte>(Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(sometext)));

var guid = Convert.ToBase64String(bytes2);

For specifying the hash-size in bytes use the overload for ComputeHash.

var bytes2 = Blake2Fast.Blake2b.ComputeHash(new ReadOnlySpan<byte>(<bytes>, Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(sometext)));

The value of <bytes> can be between 1 and 64.

I don’t have any fake aliases, nor any virtual aliases like some of the the psycho spy R&AW traitors of India. NOT associated – “ass”, eass, female “es”, “eka”, “ok”, “okay”, “is”, “erra”, yerra, karan, kamalakar, diwakar, kareem, karan, sowmya, zinnabathuni, bojja srinivas (was a friend and batchmate 1998 – 2002), mukesh golla (was a friend and classmate 1998 – 2002), thota veera, uttam’s, bandhavi’s, bhattaru’s, thota’s, bojja’s, bhattaru’s or Arumilli srinivas or Arumilli uttam (may be they are part of a different Arumilli family – not my family).

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.Net C# Cryptography Security

An overview of RSA for asymmetric encryption, decryption using C#

The RSACryptoServiceProvider in C# provides way for asymmetric encryption and decryption. The encryption happens using public key. The encrypted data can be decrypted only by the associated private key.

The implementation supports keys of sizes varying from 512 bits to 16,384 bits. The larger the key size, the more secure but slower. Depending on the size of the key, the amount of data that can be encrypted would be different.

The public key can be exported and passed for encrypting data. The private key needs to be properly secured.

My open source project LightKeysTransfer uses RSA for encryption and decryption. CryptHelper.cs has the code implementation.

var rsa = RSACryptoServiceProvider.Create(2048);
var rsa2 = RSACryptoServiceProvider.Create(2048);

// code for exporting the public key
var publicKey = rsa.ToXmlString(false);

// code for importing the public key on a different instance
rsa2.FromXmlString(publicKey);

// code for getting bytes from string, there are several other ways of converting text into bytes
var plainBytes = UTF8Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes("Hello!");

// code for encrypting 
var encryptedBytes = rsa2.Encrypt(plainBytes, RSAEncryptionPadding.OaepSHA512);

// code for decrypting
var decryptedBytes = rsa.Decrypt(encryptedBytes, RSAEncryptionPadding.OaepSHA512);

In a different blog post in the next few days, I would post about TripleDES, I am implementing a combination of TripleDES and RSA for encrypting and decrypting slightly larger data. Larger data cannot be encrypted using RSA!

I don’t have any fake aliases, nor any virtual aliases like some of the the psycho spy R&AW traitors of India. NOT associated – “ass”, eass, female “es”, “eka”, “ok”, “okay”, “is”, “erra”, yerra, karan, kamalakar, diwakar, kareem, karan, sowmya, zinnabathuni, bojja srinivas (was a friend and batchmate 1998 – 2002), mukesh golla (was a friend and classmate 1998 – 2002), thota veera, uttam’s, bandhavi’s, bhattaru’s, thota’s, bojja’s, bhattaru’s or Arumilli srinivas or Arumilli uttam (may be they are part of a different Arumilli family – not my family).

Mr. Kanti Kalyan Arumilli

Arumilli Kanti Kalyan, Founder & CEO
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B.Tech, M.B.A

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+91-789-362-6688, +1-480-347-6849, +44-07718-273-964

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kantikalyan@gmail.com, kantikalyan@outlook.com, admin@alightservices.com, kantikalyan.arumilli@alightservices.com, KArumilli2020@student.hult.edu, KantiKArumilli@outlook.com and 3 more rarely used email addresses – hardly once or twice a year.