Crypto breakthrough shows Flame was designed by world-class scientists

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Crypto breakthrough shows Flame was designed by world-class scientists
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Date 2012 / 07 juin 2012
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Link http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/06/flame-crypto-breakthrough/ (Archive copy)
Author Dan Goodin
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Abstract

The Flame espionage malware that infected computers in Iran achieved mathematic breakthroughs that could only have been accomplished by world-class cryptographers, two of the world's foremost cryptography experts said.

"We have confirmed that Flame uses a yet unknown MD5 chosen-prefix collision attack," Marc Stevens and B.M.M. de Weger wrote in an e-mail posted to a cryptography discussion group earlier this week. "The collision attack itself is very interesting from a scientific viewpoint, and there are already some practical implications."

Bibtex

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