26C3 - 26C3 1.15

26th Chaos Communication Congress
Here be dragons

Moti Yung
Day Day 3 - 2009-12-29
Room Saal1
Start time 18:30
Duration 01:00
ID 3702
Event type Lecture
Track Hacking
Language used for presentation English

“Yes We Can’t!” - on kleptography and cryptovirology

In this talk I will survey some of the results (with Adam Young) on Cryptovirology (the art of employing public key cryptography maliciously as part of a malware attack, such as in ransomware) and the related Kleptography (the art of embedding cryptographic Trojans inside tamper-proof cryptosystems).

I will discuss some of the results and their influence on the limitation of the notion of “trust” in systems, as well as changes to suggested practice of cryptography that followed this research’s findings (perhaps as a result of the findings?).