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Here’s a crazy thought – designing and implementing a crypto system that remains secure even if one of the most popular crypto algorithms is broken. Overkill, you say? Imagine if all data flowing over the Internet were in the clear – banking transactions, purchases, and other information you want to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2013 at Application & Cyber Security Blog
Last week at the Black Hat Conference, there was an insightful talk titled “The Factoring Dead: Preparing for the Cryptopocalypse”. The presentation discussed the inevitable fall of King RSA crypto because of its weakness and the growing number of effective attacks on that particular public-key encryption system. It’s fantastic that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2013 at Application & Cyber Security Blog
There's a new preprint on the IACR ePrint server ( by Jintai Ding and Peter Schmidt that presents an attack on NTRU that uses “additional information”. The abstract claims “In the case of the NTRU cryptosystem, if we assume the additional information on the modular operations, we can break the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2012 at Application & Cyber Security Blog
In my previous blogs about the Secure Vehicle to Vehicle and Vehicle to Infrastructure initiative, driven by the US DoT, I talked about the how improved communications and IT can help save lives, the path to deployment for that technology, and security issues. In this post I’m going to talk... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2012 at Application & Cyber Security Blog
Last week, I attend the ITS World Congress, the annual global showcase for intelligent transportation systems. There were lots of interesting demonstrations, and I wanted to share my favorites: The Collision Avoidance Metrics Partnership (CAMP). This is one of the safety-of-life applications that I talked about in a recent article.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2011 at Application & Cyber Security Blog
This is the first of a series of three blog posts about the Connected Vehicle program being run by the US Department of Transportation (DoT). 32,000 people lost their lives in car accidents in 2010 alone – an actuarial loss to the economy of hundreds of billions of dollars, before... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2011 at Application & Cyber Security Blog
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