Whitepaper: Exploring white box cryptography
Posted on 02 October 2013.
Conventional cryptography cannot provide a bullet proof solution that fully addresses all of the diverse attack scenarios we experience in the twenty-first century.

Traditionally, cryptography has offered a means of communicating sensitive (secret, confidential or private) information while making it unintelligible to everyone except for the message recipient. Cryptography, as was used in ancient biblical times, offered a technique in which text was manually substituted within a message as a means of hiding its original content.

Many years later, during the Second World War, cryptography was extensively used in electro-mechanical machines (such as the infamous Enigma machine). Nowadays, cryptography is ever more pervasive heavily relying on computers supported by solid mathematical basis.

Cryptography, as the name implies, attempts to hide portions of text from malicious eyes using a variety of methods. In theory, the concept sounds ideal but real life experience has proven that a multitude of factors and environmental aspects come into play which have a negative impact on the cryptographic key’s strength.

Conventional means are unable to provide a bullet proof solution to fully address diverse attack scenarios attempting to exploit cryptography’s inherent vulnerabilities. This paper discusses traditional techniques while focusing on the white box cryptography implementation.





Spotlight

Using Hollywood to improve your security program

Posted on 29 July 2014.  |  Tripwire CTO Dwayne Melancon spends a lot of time on airplanes, and ends up watching a lot of movies. Some of his favorite movies are adventures, spy stuff, and cunning heist movies. A lot of these movies provide great lessons that we can apply to information security.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Wed, Jul 30th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //