First steps with the Twitter Academic API

Finally, Twitter released the academic track, a new API endpoint just for researchers! The application is already open, and I am one of the lucky guys with approved access. However, it is relatively new and, therefore, it is not easy to find many tutorials or related materials online. I want to change this and start with a quick-start on loading historic tweets (incl. package suggestion and configuration). I highly recommend the python package TwitterAPI....

March 11, 2021 · 2 min · Christian Hotz-Behofsits

Crack unsafe RSA Encryption

I had to decrypt a weak RSA encrypted message. Why weak? Because a (only) 268-bit key was used for encryption. So RSA is not bad, but please use a suitable key size. For this blog post it’s not important, why RSA is secure and works, it’s just a tutorial how to calculate a private key if it get’s lost (will just work for unsecure keys indeed) or to demonstrate that small key sizes are unsecure....

December 24, 2015 · 3 min · Christian Hotz-Behofsits