Links 20.04.2011

20 04 2011

Some security-related readings:

http://stakeventures.com/articles/2010/02/12/how-oauth-beat-chip-and-pin

http://hueniverse.com/2009/04/explaining-the-oauth-session-fixation-attack/

http://stakeventures.com/articles/2010/02/11/opentransact-a-tiny-payment-standard

http://stakeventures.com/articles/2010/02/04/the-sorry-state-of-payment-standards

http://www.lightbluetouchpaper.org/2010/02/11/chip-and-pin-is-broken/

http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/research/security/banking/nopin/oakland10chipbroken.pdf

http://code.google.com/apis/accounts/docs/OAuth2.html





RSA in 5 lines of Perl

3 02 2011

Very cool: http://www.cypherspace.org/rsa/org-post.html

Even cooler: http://www.cypherspace.org/rsa/





Rivest, Shamir, Adleman

24 01 2011

Everybody says that the security of RSA lies in the difficulty of factoring large numbers.

Bruce Schneier*) says that’s technically a lie. It is conjectured that the security of RSA depends on the problem of factoring large numbers.

Oh man, this is gonna be fun 😀

 

*) Still don’t know who Bruce Schneier is? He’s the one debugging BSD operating systems. That’s why it’s called BSD; Bruce Schneier Debugged it.

(LOL)