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16:00 - 18:00 20 June 2012

Distinguished Lecture: ‘How Cryptosystems Are Really Broken’


Roberts 106 LT | Roberts Building (link Map)
Malet Place | London | WC1E 7JE | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Professor Adi Shamir, Weizmann Institute

Most of the cryptosystems we currently use are highly secure, and cannot be broken by mathematical cryptanalysis. However, over the last fifteen years researchers have developed many types of physical attacks on their implementations, which can easily bypass their mathematical security. In this talk Professor Shamir will survey some of the latest attacks, and show how difficult it is to build a truly secure communication systems. The talk will not require any prior knowledge in cryptanalysis.


Steve Marchant
+44 (0) 20 7679 3675 | s.marchant@cs.ucl.ac.uk


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