Together with Thomas Ristenpart of the University of Wisconsin, [Ari Juels] has developed a new encryption system with a devious streak. It gives encrypted data an additional layer of protection by serving up fake data in response to every incorrect guess of the password or encryption key. If the attacker does eventually guess correctly, the real data should be lost amongst the crowd of spoof data.This would be a neat addition to Stegonography tools.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
One of the problems with playing "defensive security" (as opposed to "offensive security" a.k.a. hacking) is that people play too nicely. That may be changing: