[cryptography] Non-governmental exploitation of crypto flaws?

Landon Hurley ljrhurley at gmail.com
Sun Nov 27 15:23:09 EST 2011


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GSM and the Kaos club expert would be a good example. So would the recent $200 hardware break of hdmi encryption.

Steven Bellovin <smb at cs.columbia.edu> wrote:

>Does anyone know of any (verifiable) examples of non-government enemies
>exploiting flaws in cryptography?  I'm looking for real-world attacks
>on
>short key lengths, bad ciphers, faulty protocols, etc., by parties
>other
>than governments and militaries.  I'm not interested in academic
>attacks
>-- I want to be able to give real-world advice -- nor am I looking for
>yet another long thread on the evils and frailties of PKI.
>
>
>		--Steve Bellovin, https://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
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