Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Subject Listing - Computer Science
Advisor: Dr. Brian King
Friday, Oral Session 6, Presentation 2, Owen Hall 202
A STUDY OF SECURE CLIENT/SERVER COMMUNICATION
Internet communication revolves around the client/server model. Information not encrypted when transmitted can be seen by anyone. A method of encryption typically used requires the same secret key on both client and server. Often, the client and server have never met, and a key exchange must take place. Recently an attack was discovered on one of the key exchanges, requiring a modification of the cryptographic standard. Our goal is to develop a client/server program, using the programming language Java, which simulates how a client and server securely communicate. Then implement this attack demonstrating how an attacker can decrypt the communication.
Advisor: Dr. Brian King, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN