applied cryptography - protocols, algorithms, and source code in c

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Unformatted text preview: then choose another based on the results of the first, and so forth. Previous Table of Contents Next Products | Contact Us | About Us | Privacy | Ad Info | Home Use of this site is subject to certain Terms & Conditions, Copyright © 1996-2000 EarthWeb Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of EarthWeb is prohibited. Read EarthWeb's privacy statement. To access the contents, click the chapter and section titles. Applied Cryptography, Second Edition: Protocols, Algorthms, and Source Code in C (cloth) Go! Keyword Brief Full Advanced Search Search Tips (Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.) Author(s): Bruce Schneier ISBN: 0471128457 Publication Date: 01/01/96 Search this book: Go! Previous Table of Contents Next ----------- There are at least three other types of cryptanalytic attack. 5. Chosen-ciphertext attack. The cryptanalyst can choose different ciphertexts to be decrypted and has access to the decrypted plaintext. For example, the cryptanalyst has access to a tamperproof box that does automatic decryption. His job is to deduce the key. Given: C1, P1 = Dk(C1), C2, P2 = Dk(C2),...Ci, Pi = Dk(Ci) Deduce: k This attack is primarily applicable to public-key algorithms and will be discussed in Section 19.3. A chosen-ciphertext attack is sometimes effective against a symmetric algorithm as well. (Sometimes a chosen-plaintext attack and a chosen-ciphertext attack are together known as a chosen-text attack.) 6. Chosen-key attack. This attack doesn’t mean that the cryptanalyst can choose the key; it means that he has some knowledge about the relationship between different keys. It’s strange and obscure, not very practical, and discussed in Section 12.4. 7. Rubber-hose cryptanalysis. The cryptanalyst threatens, blackmails, or tortures someone until they give him the key. Bribery is sometimes referred to as a purchase-key attack. These are all very powerful attacks and often the best way to break an algorithm. Know...
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