Malicious crypto: (Ab)use cryptology
This is a very interesting lecture from Frederic Raynal from the french security mag MISC:
Cryptology is everywhere nowadays. Most of the time, people don't even know they are actually using it on a daily basis. In this lecture, we'll show how the crytpography is actually a double edged sword. Despite cryptology's common use as a defensive way by providing primitives like confidentiality and integrity, we'll see to use cryptology for malicious purpose. We use it here to improve target selection during attacks, to save time or to be as sealth as possible.
About Frédéric Raynal:
F. Raynal is a computer security specialist. He's also head of the editorial team of the MISC magazine, a french security related magazine. He worked on data concealment (steganography) during his thesis. He's now interested in (in)secure programming, operating system (in)security (flaws, rootkits, malwares, and so on).