Below the salt the dangers of unfulfilled physical media assumptions

Matt Blaze, Patrick McDaniel

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Introduction: The physical access media communication traverses is increasing in diversity. Users now access data and services from wired computers, wireless laptops, PDAs, cell phones, and any number of embedded devices. All of these devices now share the same network - the Internet. Of course the Internet itself consists of many media including traditional long haul, ISP, home, and telecommunication networks. Uncertainty introduced by the media diversity has historically led to insecurity simply because the threat models upon which a protocol or security technique may depend, make false or unfulfilled assumptions about the attacker. This has direct consequences on security protocol requirements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSecurity Protocols XVII - 17th International Workshop, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783642362125
StatePublished - 2013
Event17th International Security Protocols Workshop - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: Apr 1 2009Apr 3 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7028 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other17th International Security Protocols Workshop
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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