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On the security of the blockchain BIX protocol and certificates

Abstract:

In recent years certification authorities (CAs) have been the target of multiple attacks due to their sensitive role in internet security. In fact, with access to malicious certificates it is possible to mount effective large-scale man-in-the-middle attacks that may become very vicious, especially if the incident is not properly handled. Many attacks, such as the 2011 ones against DigiNotar and Comodo, also show strong hints of state sponsorship; thus, CAs have to be considered primary target...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.23919/CYCON.2017.8240338

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Mathematical Institute
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ORCID:
0000-0002-7985-3131
Publisher:
IEEE Publisher's website
Journal:
9th International Conference on Cyber Conflict (CYCON 2017) Journal website
Host title:
2017 9th International Conference on Cyber Conflict (CyCon)
Publication date:
2017-12-28
Acceptance date:
2017-02-13
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ISSN:
2325-5366
Source identifiers:
870953
ISBN:
9789949990405
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pubs:870953
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uuid:22d77029-48f0-4f72-91df-50b53d6be070
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pubs:870953
Deposit date:
2018-09-28

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