Researchers develop SSH cracker

    Date22 Aug 2001
    CategoryCryptography
    3418
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley have discovered more vulnerabilities in Secure Shell (SSH) which allow an attacker to learn significant information about what data is being transferred in SSH sessions, including passwords. SSH was designed as a secure . . . Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley have discovered more vulnerabilities in Secure Shell (SSH) which allow an attacker to learn significant information about what data is being transferred in SSH sessions, including passwords. SSH was designed as a secure channel between two machines, based on strong encryption and authentication. But by observing the rhythm of keystrokes, and using advanced statistical techniques on timing information collected, attackers can pick up significant details.
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