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Nikon IAS - Vulnerability

Discussion in 'News and Rumors' started by Herman, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. researched Nikon’s Image Authentication System, a secure suite validating if an image has been altered since capture, and discovered a major vulnerability in the manner the secure image signing key is being handled. In turn, this allowed the company to extract the original signing key from a Nikon camera. The vulnerability, when exploited, makes it possible to produce manipulated images with a fully valid authentication signature. ElcomSoft was able to successfully extract the original image signing key and produce a set of forged images that successfully pass validation with Nikon Image Authentication Software.

    ElcomSoft has notified CERT and Nikon about the issue, and prepared a set of digitally manipulated images passing as originals when verified with Nikon’s secure authentication software. Nikon has provided no response nor expressed any interest in the existence of the issue.

    Press release: ElcomSoft Discovers Vulnerability in Nikon’s Image Authentication System
    A set of forged images that are successfully passing validation
    ElcomSoft Corporate Blog: Some Technical Details; World’s Famous Hoax Photos

    I received this message today.
     
  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I'm afraid that I need more of an explanation in layperson's terms as to what this means.:popcorm2:
     
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  3. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Herman,
    You just got the job of...
    Official Lay Person Liason for Information Processing and Interpretation.
    This appointment comes from the official request of the SC Admins Office care of BB, presented by Shooter.
     
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