Archives for: "October 2010"

  2010-10-28

Preventing the Evil Maid Attack on FDE

  22:33, by Hagai Bar-El   , 467 words
Categories: IT Security
The attack referred to as the ”Evil Maid Attack”, or the “Cleaning Maid Attack” against full disk encryption (FDE), is considered as one of the serious attacks concerning people who travel with laptops full of confidential information. This attack… more »

  2010-10-22

The Inevitable Collapse of the Certificate Model

  22:30, by Hagai Bar-El   , 755 words
Categories: IT Security, Counter-media
Many had high expectations from the SSL/TLS certificate model. At least on paper it sounded promising and worthwhile. Keys are used to protect traffic; for this to be effective, keys shall be bound to business entities; for the binding to be trustworthy… more »