Cryptographer to Reveal Secure E-Mail Flaw at USENIX Annual Technical Conference

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 25, 2001–At the USENIX Annual Technical Conference this week, cryptographer Don Davis, formerly with Shym Technology and now a security architect for Curl Corporation, will present a paper on “Defective Sign & Encrypt in S/MIME, PKCS#7, MOSS, PEM, PGP, and XML.” This paper will outline the inherent risks involved in current secure-mail systems due to a significant cryptographic flaw. All current public-key-based secure-mail standards including PGP and S/MIME have this flaw. Mr. Davis will deliver the paper at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 28.

USENIX is the Advanced Computing Systems Association. The USENIX Annual Technical Conference is the premier forum for computing professionals to share the results of their latest and best work, develop new ideas and solutions, and connect with their colleagues.

–What: USENIX Annual Technical Conference

–When: June 25-30, 2001

–Where: Marriott Copley Place Hotel, Boston, MA

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