20 Mar New Encryption Technique May Hold Compromise Between Government and Surveillance
Researchers from Boston University recently claimed to have developed a new encryption technique which may allow authorities to do their job without being hampered by encryption.
According to Mayank Varia, a cryptography expert, the new technique called cryptographic “crumpling” may provide exception access to the government and deter actors who wish to carry out man-in-the-middle attacks by introducing cryptographic puzzles into the generation of per-message cryptographic keys, similar to Bitcoin’s proof-of-work computation.
While the technique may not deter state-sponsored threat actors, the prohibitive cost of breaking the encryption is expected to rule out individual cyber attackers. The estimated cost of decrypting a message could reach up to $1 million per message.