[NetBehaviour] Encrypted image backups open to new attack.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Mon Oct 6 16:04:12 CEST 2008
Encrypted image backups open to new attack.
By John E. Dunn, Techworld
Bitmaps stored inside encrypted backup files could be vulnerable to a
sophisticated ‘comparison' attack, a German security researcher has
The vulnerability will interest anyone storing image data in backup
files, because it raises a small but theoretically significant level of
doubt about their security under everyday circumstances. The technique
could also have interesting implications for police investigations where
officials suspect 'invisible' data to be encrypted inside already
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