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An Overview of Cryptographic Backdoors



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Journal of Information Systems Security
Volume 13, Number 3 (2017)
Pages 175183
ISSN 1551-0123 (Print)
ISSN 1551-0808 (Online)
Chuck Easttom — Independent Consultant, Plano, Texas, USA
Information Institute Publishing, Washington DC, USA




Cryptographic backdoors are a mechanism whereby one can alter a specific algorithm, providing the perpetrator with a means to break the resulting cipher in significantly less time than would normally be required. Such mechanisms can be created within a variety of cryptographic algorithms, including pseudo-random number generators.




Kleptography, Cryptography, Cryptography Backdoors



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