Cryptography

Sep 10th, 2007

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Appropriate trust on the Internet

There’s an interesting story at The Register about the recent leaking of embassy credentials amongst others, by an individual in Sweden. The story is that someone set up some Tor exit nodes and then sniffed the traffic that came out over them. There’s several interesting points that come out from this, I think. Understand the […]

Apr 9th, 2006

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Interesting … and worrying info about a new encrypted rootkit

How The Anti-Virus Industry Is Turning A White Hat Black, or (at least) Gray Some interesting information about some work done to create an encrypted rootkit for winodws.. The worrying bit is that three months after it was put out, the main anti-virus still can’t find it… more information here. Adventures of the White Rabbit

Mar 14th, 2005

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Interesting commentary on md5 collision attacks

Financial Cryptography: Cryptographers have a Responsibility to Explain Results An interesting post over at financial crpytography looks at the practical implications of a recent paper on collisions in MD5 and possible effects on the security of certificates. I’d agree that the paper has been taken out of context in a lot of stories, but then […]