Confidence - (25-26.05 2010 Krakow)
Language: polski | engish

David Hulton

David Hulton has over a decade of security research experience involving finding new attacks for 802.11, Smart Cards, Mobile Phones, and most recently harnessing Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) to accelerate attacking crypto. To accomplish this, he co-founded Pico Computing in 2005 to manufacture FPGA systems geared toward performing this research. Since then he has released open source tools for attacking Bluetooth, WinZip, WPA, FileVault, WEP, DES, Lanman, and NTLM and has helped constantly evolve Pico’s line of FPGA supercomputers. He also co-founded and organizes ToorCon, a computer security conference based in San Diego and Seattle, and is the co-founder and organizer of ToorCamp, the first and only full-scale US hacker camp.

Topic of Presentation: The Data Encryption Standard (DES) – How broken is it?

Language: English

Abstract: This talk will cover the history of DES, the different attacks on it that have come out over the years, and the newest developments of my research into breaking it. I will also cover the implementation and optimizations of building the fastest public DES cracker in the world, a single 4U system which can perform close to a trillion DES operations per second (almost 10 times faster than EFF’s DeepCrack). Some of the implications of Moore’s law approaching the feasibility to break DES in real-time will be explored. Is unix crypt(3) still secure? Can rainbow tables for DES be built? Can systems like this attack any sort of DES encrypted data? What does this mean for other “secure” algorithms 40 years from now? Many of these questions will be explored and answered.