Robots and Random Oracles: The Good and The Bad of Public Key Cryptography

We have a major problem with RSA public key encryption, and it focuses on the padding method used for the ciphered message. The main standard for formating an encrypted message is defined in PKCS (Public Key Cryptography Standards) #1. Overall there are two main methods: v1.5 and v2 (RSAES-OAEP). Unfortunately, the 1.5 standard — which was the first to be defined…

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Prof Bill Buchanan OBE

Prof Bill Buchanan OBE

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Professor of Cryptography. Serial innovator. Believer in fairness, justice & freedom. Based in Edinburgh. Old World Breaker. New World Creator. Building trust.