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Title Modification of the prime generation method of the OpenSSL library
Title of Series Hacktivity 2015
Part Number 07
Number of Parts 29
Author Tihanyi, Norbert
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DOI 10.5446/18848
Publisher Hacktivity
Release Date 2015
Language English

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Subject Area Computer Science
Abstract Random numbers are very important in many fields of computer science, especially in cryptography. One of the most important usages of pseudorandom number generators (PRNG) are is key generation methods for cryptographic purposes. In this presentation a modification of the prime generation method of the OpenSSL library will be presented. The modified version of the library passes every well-known statistical tests (e.g NIST test, DIEHARD test), however while an adversary is still able to reconstruct the prime numbers (P,Q) from the public key. The method can be used for malicious purposes as a sophisticated backdoor. The presented research is based on the theory of kleptography and a recently published research paper.

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