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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
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Computing Science
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2011 13:05
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:45
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/7241

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