Cryptanalysis vs. Reality presented at hashdays 2011

by Jean-Philippe Aumasson,

Tags: Security

Summary : Cryptanalysts publish a tremendous number of research articles presenting attacks on ciphers, hash functions, or authentication protocols. However, not all academic attacks pose a threat to the real-world applications where the attacked crypto is deployed. In this talk, well explain why attacks are not always attacks by going through technical subtleties of state-of-the-art cryptanalysis research, which well illustrate with concrete ?eld examples. The topics discussed include related-key attacks, the real security of AES, as well as the role of the human factor.