Re: Quantum cryptography finally commercialized?

2003-09-17 Thread David Wagner
R. A. Hettinga wrote:
Quantum cryptography finally commercialized?
Posted by Mirko Zorz - LogError
Tuesday, 16 September 2003, 1:23 PM CET

For the onlookers, this article is misinformed and should
not be relied upon for evaluating quantum cryptography.

The rest of the article contains statements like the following:

MagiQ's Navajo creates encryption keys that change up to 1,000 times a
second to prevent eavesdroppers from deciphering the transmitted data
packets.  [...]  While AES is very secure, the combination of AES and
Navajo is theoretically absolutely secure: unbreakable.

The unbreakable claim is unfounded.

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[Publicity-list] [Publicity-list]: DIMACS Workshop on Large-Scale Internet Attacks

2003-09-17 Thread Linda Casals
 DIMACS Workshop on Large-Scale Internet Attacks
 September 23 - 24, 2003
 DIMACS Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

   Steve Bellovin, ATT Research, [EMAIL PROTECTED]
   Stuart Staniford, Silicon Defense 
   Stefan Savage, University of California,  [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
Presented under the auspices of the Special Focus on Communication
Security and Information Privacy.

As the Internet has grown greatly in size, new forms of attacks that
leverage the network's increasing scale have gained prominence.  At the
same time, the network's scale also often increases the difficulty of
countering attacks, making it more difficult to trace back attackers or
deploy widespread defensive measures.  This workshop aims to assess the
lay of the land in terms of large-scale Internet attacks and then to look
for principles common to the problem domain.  The focus will be on three
general types of large-scale attacks: distributed denial-of-service (DDOS),
self-propagating malicious code (worms), and attacks targetting the
network's components (infrastructure attacks).

Participation in the workshop is quite limited because of the emphasis on
achieving a high degree of interactivity  discussion.  Potential attendees
interested in participating should contact the organization chair at
[EMAIL PROTECTED], including a description of relevant background and the
specific topic(s) of interest for discussion  exploration.

Workshop Program:

Preliminary Program for DIMACS Workshop on Large-Scale Attacks

IMPORTANT: the workshop is meant to be a true workshop, in which the
actual program is fluid, and the emphasis is on interactivity and
incubating new connections (both between people and across areas). We
anticipate last-minute changes, and indeed may alter the program on
the spot as discussion and opportunity suggests.

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

 8:30 -  9:30  Breakfast and Registration

 9:30 -  9:40  Opening remarks
   Melvin Janowitz, Associate Director of DIMACS

 9:40 - 10:00  Welcome
   Attendee Introductions

10:00 - 12:00  Experiences with large-scale attacks
   A Large-scale View of Large-scale Attacks
   Sean Donalen, SBC Internet Services

   Infrastructure Attack Trends 
   Craig Labovitz, Arbor Networks

   Attacks on services 


12:00 -  1:30  Lunch

 1:30 -  3:00  DDoS
   John Ioannidis, ATT Labs - Research

   Angelos Keromytis, Columbia University

   Source address filtering 

 is the problem still relevant?
 is traceback relevant?
 barriers to deploying solutions?

 3:00 -  3:30  Break

 3:30 -  5:00  Techniques
   David Moore, UCSD

   Sampling techniques 
   George Varghese, UCSD

   P2P techniques, large-scale coordination 
   Joel Sandin, Stanford University

   Dave Dittrich, University of Washington

   Open Mike (i.e., we'll call in advance for presentations here)


 6:00  Dinner

Wednesday, September  24, 2003

 8:30 -  9:00  Breakfast and Registration

 9:00 - 11:30  Worms
   Stuart Staniford, Silicon Defense
   Diverse axes of scaling 
   Dan Ellis, MITRE
   Modeling/detecting worm propagation 
   Lixin Gao, University of Massachusetts 

   Topological worm defenses 
   Nick Weaver, UCB


   Pulsing attacks on routers

   Angelos Keromytis, Columbia University


11:30 -  1:00  Lunch

 1:00 -  2:30  Attacks on routing
   BGP attacks

   Targeted link attacks 
   Steve Bellovin, ATT Labs - Research

   Authentication and robustness
   Alex Snoeren, UCSD


 2:30 -  2:45  Break

 2:45 -  4:00  Where do we need to go?
   Facilitated discussion
   Stefan Savage, UCSD
Registration Fees:

(Pre-registration deadline: September 17, 2003)

Regular Rate 
Preregister before deadline $120/day 
After preregistration deadline  $140/day

Reduced Rate*
Preregister before deadline $60/day
After preregistration deadline $70/day

Preregister before deadline $10/day 
After preregistration deadline $15/day

DIMACS Postdocs $0