Bleichenbacher ’06 RSA Signature Forgery: What they assume you know

Landon | Dec 17, 2021

In 2006, Daniel Bleichenbacher shared a discovery in an evening session at a cryptography conference: Several implementations of RSA-based PKCS 1 v 1.5 cryptographic signature verification were fatally flawed and susceptible to signature forgery. It is as bad as it sounds. The sad part: The flaw in the signature verification algorithm is that the signature […]

RSA for those who aren’t number theorists

Landon | Oct 29, 2021

I just finished cryptopals challenge 39, in which I had to implement RSA. For me, it wasn’t enough for me to just implement the RSA algorithm. I sort of needed to understand a bit about the underlying number theory. I say that because I’ve faced instances in the past where a typo or error in […]