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Credits for the Pub/private key pair generation design in IOTA

I have understood that IOTA uses a constant Seed and a variable index to generate Winternitz private and keys, to sign transactions. PK^-1 = Hash (Seed + index) So we can have practically endless PK ...
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IOTA Winternitz Signature Scheme Details

IOTA uses Winternitz one time signature scheme (W-OTS). Page no 45 W-OTS uses one-way function f and cryptographic hash function g. W-OTS selects parameter w > = 2, which is number of bits to be ...
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What is the "main" reason for using Winternitz signatures? [duplicate]

What is the primary reason the developers chose Winternitz signatures?
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How to get iota out of an address that has already been used twice?

Is it possible to get IOTAs safely out of an address from which two or more transactions were made already? With safely I mean that there is no chance to get hacked if the third or later transaction ...
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Why does IOTA use Winternitz signatures?

I found this on the Wikipedia IOTA article: IOTA uses Winternitz hash-based cryptography signatures instead of elliptic curve cryptography (ECC).[30][31] Hash-based signatures are much faster than ...
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Address re-use and snapshot

If an address was used more than once to spend, as was the case in the September claim, are addresses that were weakened for violating the Winternitz, One Time Signiture architecture of the tangle, ...
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Can someone explain very simplified how the Winternitz OTS/Lamport OTS works?

I read the Wiki example, but I am still confused to be honest. Could someone provide a really simple example?
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