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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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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.23919/CYCON.2017.8240338

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Mathematical Institute
ORCID:
0000-0002-7985-3131
Rinaldo, G More by this author
Publisher:
IEEE Publisher's website
Publication date:
2017-12-28
Acceptance date:
2017-02-13
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ISSN:
2325-5366
Pubs id:
pubs:870953
URN:
uri:22d77029-48f0-4f72-91df-50b53d6be070
UUID:
uuid:22d77029-48f0-4f72-91df-50b53d6be070
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pubs:870953
ISBN:
978-9949-9904-0-5

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