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Attack on Private Signature Keys of the OpenPGP format, PGP programs and other applications compatible with OpenPGP

The article describes an attack on OpenPGP format, which leads to disclosure of the private signature keys of the DSA and RSA algorithms. The OpenPGP format is used in a …

Advanced Host Detection – Techniques To Validate Host-Connectivity

This paper will attempt to describe techniques used to discover heavily filtered and firewalled hosts, that will not answer to standard PING responses. It is assumed that the …

Results of the Security in ActiveX Workshop

On August 22-23, 2000, the CERT Coordination Center hosted a workshop in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for twenty invited experts to address security issues related to ActiveX …

The ABC of computer security

This White Paper gives an introduction to computer security and its significance for businesses, followed by an alphabetical guide to common security measures and threats. …

Unverified Fields – A Problem with Firewalls & Firewall Technology Today

The following problem (as discussed in this paper) has not yet been identified. Certain firewalls today, will not authenticate the validity of certain protocol fields, within …

Using Conservation of Flow as a Security Mechanism in Network Protocols

The law of Conservation of Flow, which states that an input must either be absorbed or sent on as an output (possibly with modification), is an attractive tool with which to …

Survey 2000 – Security Focused

New research confirms that corporations are spending more and more money on securing their digital information, but cybersecurity breaches continue to climb anyway. According …

Quantum Cryptography

This tutorial will give you a basic idea about quantum cryptography. Download the tutorial in ZIP format here.

Mail Abuse Prevention Organization stands up to giant Harris Interactive

Mail Abuse Prevention System, the Redwood City based anti-spam organization, says that it will vigorously defend the law suit filed by online market research giant Harris …

Computer Security Weaknesses Persist at the Veterans Health Administration

In September 1998, the General Accounting Office reported that computer security weaknesses placed critical VA operations, including health care delivery, at risk of misuse …

Interpreting Network Traffic: A Network Intrusion Detector’s Look At Suspicious Events

The purpose of this paper is to discuss interpretations of selected network traffic events from the viewpoint of a network intrusion detection analyst. I assume the analyst …

Building a Bastion Host Using HP-UX 11

A bastion host is a computer system that is exposed to attack, and may be a critical component in a network security system. Special attention must be paid to these highly …

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