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Attacking Encryption Systems

Written by DFM Team


Attacking Encryption Systems

Most computer users think the terms cryptography and encryption are interchangeable, however, this is not completely correct. Cryptography is the science of “secret writing.”, its usage dates back to ancient civilizations and has taken several forms over the years. Cryptography has two main components, Encryption and Steganography. In Encryption, humans scramble data to make it unreadable. It uses an algorithm and a key to transform a plaintext into an encrypted text (also known as ciphertext). This protects your data from unauthorized access or a potential attacker.

Bryce Coad, Kaushik Sundararajan and Brian Cusack explore brain-ware vulnerabilities to hacking.

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