February 4, 2014

SURROUNDING THE TRUTH WITH A BODYGUARD OF LIES: “Honey Encryption” Will Bamboozle Attackers with Fake Secrets. “‘Decoys and deception are really underexploited tools in fundamental computer security,’ Juels says. Together with Thomas Ristenpart of the University of Wisconsin, he has developed a new encryption system with a devious streak. It gives encrypted data an additional layer of protection by serving up fake data in response to every incorrect guess of the password or encryption key. If the attacker does eventually guess correctly, the real data should be lost amongst the crowd of spoof data.”

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