[cryptography] Detecting Crypto Compromises

Eitan Adler lists at eitanadler.com
Sat Mar 31 08:58:17 EDT 2012


On 30 March 2012 22:23, Landon Hurley <ljrhurley at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Does anyone have any knowledge of academic papers focused on methods
> of detecting whether a crypto scheme has been compromised in situ or
> on how to utilize intelligence gleaned from compromised cipher texts
> without giving away that compromise to the enemy?
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> I'm thinking in terms of scenarios like how could the Nazis have
> methodologically shown Enigma's compromise in a systematic manner; the
> converse as well though: has there been research into scenarios
> similar to the Allies and Enigma (i.e. how to not give the game away),
> or has it all just been highly intuitive guesswork? It doesn't have to
> be period sensitive, anything from Caesar to the recent would be helpful.
>
> Regards,

This sounds like game theory to me. I doubt the game is particularly
different when dealing with a crypto leak vs any other any information
leak (mole, stolen documents, etc).

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Eitan Adler



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