Thursday, February 26, 2009

[adry] Malicious Cryptography: Exposing Cryptovirology by Adam Young, Moti Yung @ rm70

"Tomorrow's hackers may ransack the cryptographer's toolkit for their own nefarious needs. From this chilling perspective, the authors make a solid scientific contribution, and tell a good story too." --Matthew Franklin, PhD Program Chair, Crypto 2004 WHAT IF HACKERS CONTROL THE WEAPONS USED TO FIGHT THEM? Hackers have unleashed the dark side of cryptography--that device developed to defeat Trojan horses, viruses, password theft, and other cybercrime. It's called cryptovirology, the art of turning the very methods designed to protect your data into a means of subverting it

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