Shooting Cryptographic Fish in a Barrel

Nadia Heninger, University of California, San Diego


Cryptography has traditionally been considered to be one of the strong points of computer security. However, a number of the public-key cryptographic algorithms that we use are fragile in the face of implementation mistakes or misunderstandings. In this talk, I will survey "weapons of math destruction" that have been surprisingly effective in finding broken cryptographic implementations the wild.

@conference {238612,
title = {Shooting Cryptographic Fish in a Barrel},
year = {2019},
address = {Santa Clara, CA},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = aug,