[cryptography] Non-governmental exploitation of crypto flaws?

Peter Gutmann pgut001 at cs.auckland.ac.nz
Mon Nov 28 06:49:43 EST 2011


ianG <iang at iang.org> writes:

>To be fair to Steve, although we've been bandying the term "toy crypto" and
>cousins around for a while, we haven't really defined it.  It's a bit like
>american pornography, we know it when we see it.

Oh, I wasn't really worried about that, but more things like whether bypassing
the Xbox bootloader crypto by sniffing the Hypertransport bus with a homebrew
LDT bus tap counts as an attack on crypto or not.  What about glitching a
smart card?  Timing attack on a MAC comparison?  ...

Peter.




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