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How to prevent type flaw attacks on security protocols

Heather, J, Lowe, G and Schneider, S (2003) How to prevent type flaw attacks on security protocols Journal of Computer Security, 11 (2). 217 - 244. ISSN 0926-227X

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Abstract

A type flaw attack on a security protocol is an attack where a field that was originally intended to have one type is subsequently interpreted as having another type. A number of type flaw attacks have appeared in the academic literature. In this paper we prove that type flaw attacks can be prevented using a simple technique of tagging each field with some information indicating its intended type.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright ©2003 IOS Press. All rights reserved.
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Computing Science
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2012 10:48
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2014 13:26
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/107395

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