Login Timing Attacks for Mischief and Mayhem presented at Kiwicon 2012

by Adrian Hayes,

Tags: Security

Summary : "Timing attacks are relatively well known in the shady recesses of the caves I assume cryptographers hide in. However less is known by us security and hacker folk. I intend to rectify this injustice by answering a simple question - Can a timing attack be used on a remote web app to guess a hashed password faster than a simple brute force attack? To this end I have pondered, coded, tested, sweated, cried, pondered some more, tested, cried again and coded until I have the tool to answer the question! Ha! This talk will outline the tool, the technique, and its limitations. They said it couldn't be done, I say watch my talk and find out."