Flame code hides mathematical knowledge hitherto unknown
Flame , the recent malware being used as a weapon of cyber-espionage, has proved so complex that in its code was “doing mathematical Science to run a new Flame”, which would indicate a monetary support for development that would only possible through the support of the government of a large country .
This, according to Marc Stevens and BMM de Weger, two of the leading experts in cryptography in the world who have traced the software to discover that certain types of attacks observed are achievable only through cryptanalysis “world class” , where brilliant minds have chosen with forceps important mathematical discoveries then applied in Flame .
This is MD5 collision attacks, which have hitherto been explained only in theory, Flame is the first example of large-scale implementation, which was written before only in books. Worse, the cyber-espionage tool went further and used a completely unknown variant of the MD5 attacks, so it instills more fear because Flame escapes completely from the mathematical and cryptographic handled today.
Link: Crypto breakthrough shows Flame WAS designed by world-class Scientists (Ars Technica)Tags: BMM de Weger, cryptography, cyberspying, espionage, Flame, Marc Stevens, mathematics, MD5, MD5 collision attacks, Science