[Resource Topic] 2015/097: Surreptitiously Weakening Cryptographic Systems

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Surreptitiously Weakening Cryptographic Systems

Authors: Bruce Schneier, Matthew Fredrikson, Tadayoshi Kohno, Thomas Ristenpart


Revelations over the past couple of years highlight the importance of understanding malicious and surreptitious weakening of cryptographic systems. We provide an overview of this domain, using a number of historical examples to drive development of a weaknesses taxonomy. This allows comparing different approaches to sabotage. We categorize a broader set of potential avenues for weakening systems using this taxonomy, and discuss what future research is needed to provide sabotage-resilient cryptography.

ePrint: https://eprint.iacr.org/2015/097

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