[cryptography] Sykipot variant hijacks DoD and Windows smart cards

Peter Gutmann pgut001 at cs.auckland.ac.nz
Tue Jan 17 01:16:46 EST 2012


Arshad Noor <arshad.noor at strongauth.com> writes:

>A good analysis of the attack:
>
>http://labs.alienvault.com/labs/index.php/2012/when-the-apt-owns-your-smart-cards-and-certs

Interesting that we're finally starting to see these appear in practice,
there's been a whole string of papers on MITM'ing smart cards (mostly in
German, and related to online banking), but this is the first one I've seen
that goes beyond proof-of-concept.

Peter.



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