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Chapter 8 Network Security Principles, Symmetric Key Cryptography, Public Key Cryptography Professor Rick Han University of Colorado at Boulder rhan@cs.colorado.edu Network Security • Classic properties of secure systems: • Confidentiality • Encrypt message so only sender and receiver can understand it. • Authentication • Both sender and receiver need to verify the identity of the other party in a communication: are you really who you claim to be? • Authorization • Does a party with a verified identity have permission to access (r/w/x/…) information? Gets into access control policies. Prof. Rick Han, University of Colorado at Boulder Network Security (2) • Classic properties of secure systems: (cont.) • Integrity • During a communication, can both sender and receiver detect whether a message has been altered? • Non-Repudiation • Originator of a communication can’t deny later that the communication never took place • Availability • Guaranteeing access to legitimate users. Prevention of Denial-of-Service (DOS) attacks. Prof. Rick Han, University of Colorado at Boulder Cryptography plaintext ciphertext plaintext Encryption Decryption • Encryption algorithm also called a cipher • Cryptography has evolved so that modern encryption and decryption use secret keys • Only have to protect the keys! => Key distribution problem • Cryptographic algorithms can be openly published plaintext ciphertext plaintext Encryption Decryption Key KA Prof. Rick Han, University of Key KB Colorado at Boulder Cryptography (2) • Cryptography throughout history: • Julius Caesar cipher: replaced each character by a character cyclically shifted to the left. Weakness? • Easy to attack by looking at frequency of characters • Mary Queen of Scots: put to death for treason after Queen Elizabeth’s I’s spymaster cracked her encryption code • WWII: Allies break German Enigma code and Japanese naval code • Enigma code machine (right) Prof. Rick Han, University of Colorado at Boulder Cryptography (3) • Cryptanalysis – Type of attacks: • Brute force: try every key • Ciphertext-only attack: • Attacker knows ciphertext of several messages encrypted with same key (but doesn’t know plaintext). • Possible to recover plaintext (also possible to deduce key) by looking at frequency of ciphertext letters • Known-plaintext attack: • Attacker observes pairs of plaintext/ciphertext encrypted with same key. • Possible to deduce key and/or devise algorithm to decrypt ciphertext. Prof. Rick Han, University of Colorado at Boulder Cryptography (4) • Cryptanalysis – Type of attacks: • Chosen-plaintext attack: • Attacker can choose the plaintext and look at the paired ciphertext. • Attacker has more control than known-plaintext attack and may be able to gain more info about key • Adaptive Chosen-Plaintext attack: • Attacker chooses a series of plaintexts, basing the next plaintext on the result of previous encryption • Differential cryptanalysis – very powerful attacking tool • But DES is resistant to it • Cryptanalysis attacks often exploit the redundancy of natural language • Lossless compression before encryption removes redundancy Prof. Rick Han, University of Colorado at Boulder Principles of Confusion and Diffusion plaintext ciphertext plaintext Encryption Decryption Key KA Key KB • Terms courtesy of Claude Shannon, father of Information Theory • “Confusion” = Substitution • a -> b • Caesar cipher • “Diffusion” = Transposition or Permutation • abcd -> dacb • DES Prof. Rick Han, University of Colorado at Boulder Principles of Confusion and Diffusion (2) • “Confusion” : a classical Substitution Cipher Courtesy: Andreas Steffen • Modern substitution ciphers take in N bits and substitute N bits using lookup table: called S- Boxes Prof. Rick Han, University of Colorado at Boulder Principles of Confusion and Diffusion (3) • “Diffusion” : a classical Transposition cipher Courtesy: Andreas Steffen • modern Transposition ciphers take in N bits and permute using lookup table : called P-Boxes Prof. Rick Han, University of Colorado at Boulder Symmetric-Key Cryptography plaintext ciphertext plaintext Encryption Decryption Key KA Key KB=KA Secure Key Distribution • Both sender and receiver keys are the same: KA=KB • The keys must be kept secret and securely distributed – we’ll study this later • Thus, also called “Secret Key Cryptography” • Data Encryption Standard (DES) Prof. Rick Han, University of Colorado at Boulder Symmetric-Key Cryptography (2) • DES • 64-bit input is permuted • 16 stages of identical operation • differ in the 48-bit key extracted from 56-bit key - complex • R2= “R1 is encrypted with K1 and XOR’d with L1” • L2=R1, … • Final inverse permutation stage Prof. Rick Han, University of Colorado at Boulder Symmetric-Key Cryptography (3) • Data Encryption Standard (DES) • Encodes plaintext in 64-bit chunks using a 64-bit key (56 bits + 8 bits parity) • Uses a combination of diffusion and confusion to achieve security • abcd dbac • Was cracked in 1997 • Parallel attack – exhaustively search key space • Triple-DES: put the output of DES back as input into DES again with a different key, loop again: 3*56 = 168 bit key • Decryption in DES – it’s symmetric! Use KA again as input and then the same keys except in reverse order • Standard Advanced EncryptionHan, University of (AES) successor Prof. Rick Colorado at Boulder Symmetric-Key Cryptography (4) • DES is an example of a block cipher • Divide input bit stream into n-bit sections, encrypt only that section, no dependency/history between sections Courtesy: Andreas Steffen • In a good block cipher, each output bit is a function of all n input bits and all k key bits Prof. Rick Han, University of Colorado at Boulder Symmetric-Key Cryptography (5) • Electronic Code Book (ECB) mode for block ciphers of a long digital sequence • Vulnerable to replay attacks: if an attacker thinks block C2 corresponds to $ amount, then substitute another Ck • Attacker can also build a codebook of <Ck, guessed Pk> pairs Prof. Rick Han, University of Colorado at Boulder Symmetric-Key Cryptography (6) • Cipher Block Chaining (CBC) mode for block ciphers • Inhibits replay attacks and codebook building: identical input plaintext Pi =Pk won’t result in same output code due to memory-based chaining • IV = Initialization Vector – use only once Prof. Rick Han, University of Colorado at Boulder Symmetric-Key Cryptography (7) • Stream ciphers • Rather than divide bit stream into discrete blocks, as block ciphers do, XOR each bit of your plaintext continuous stream with a bit from a pseudo-random sequence • At receiver, use same symmetric key, XOR again to extract plaintext Prof. Rick Han, University of Colorado at Boulder Symmetric-Key Cryptography (8) • RC4 stream cipher by Ron Rivest of RSA Data Security Inc. – used in 802.11b’s security • Block ciphers vs. stream ciphers • Stream ciphers work at bit-level and were originally implemented in hardware => fast! • Block ciphers work at word-level and were originally implemented in software => not as fast • Error in a stream cipher only affects one bit • Error in a block cipher in CBC mode affects two blocks • Distinction is blurring: • Stream ciphers can be efficiently implemented in software • Block ciphers getting faster Prof. Rick Han, University of Colorado at Boulder Symmetric-Key Cryptography (9) • Symmetric key is propagated to both endpoints A & B via Diffie-Hellman key exchange algorithm • A & B agree on a large prime modulus n, a “primitive element” g, and a one-way function f(x)=gx mod n • n and g are publicly known • A chooses a large random int a and sends B AA=ga mod n • B chooses a large random int b and sends A BB= gb mod n • A & B compute secret key S = gba mod n • Since x=f-1(y) is difficult to compute, then observer who knows AA, BB, n, g and f will not be able to deduce the product ab and hence S is secure Prof. Rick Han, University of Colorado at Boulder Symmetric Key Distribution • Key distribution • Public key via trusted Certificate Authorities • Symmetric key? • Diffie-Helman Key Exchange • Public key, then secret key (e.g. SSL) • Symmetric Key distribution via a KDC (Key Distribution Center) Prof. Rick Han, University of Colorado at Boulder Symmetric Key Distribution (2) • Symmetric Key distribution via a KDC (Key Distribution Center) • KDC is a server (trusted 3rd party) sharing a different symmetric key with each registered user • Alice wants to talk with Bob, and sends encrypted request to KDC, KA-KDC(Alice,Bob) • KDC generates a one-time shared secret key R1 • KDC encrypts Alice’s identity and R1 with Bob’s secret key, let m= KB-KDC(Alice,R1) • KDC sends to both Alice R1 and m, encrypted with Alice’s key: i.e. KA-KDC(R1, KB-KDC(Alice,R1)) • Alice decrypts message, extracting R1 and m. Alice sends m to Bob. • Bob decrypts m and now has the session key R1 Prof. Rick Han, University of Colorado at Boulder Symmetric Key Distribution (3) m= • Kerberos authentication basically follows this KDC trusted 3rd party approach • In Kerberos, the message m is called a ticket and has an expiration time Prof. Rick Han, University of Colorado at Boulder Chapter 8 Public Key Cryptography, Authentication, Data Integrity Professor Rick Han University of Colorado at Boulder rhan@cs.colorado.edu Public-Key Cryptography plaintext ciphertext plaintext Encryption Decryption Key KPUBLIC Key KPRIVATE • For over 2000 years, from Caesar to 1970s, encrypted communication required both sides to share a common secret key => key distribution problems! • Diffie and Hellman in 1976 invented asymmetric public key cryptography – elegant, revolutionary! • Sender’s key differs from receiver’s key • Simplifies key distribution – just protect Kprivate • Useful for authentication as well as encryption Prof. Rick Han, University of Colorado at Boulder Public-Key Cryptography (2) plaintext ciphertext plaintext Encryption Decryption Key KPUBLIC Key KPRIVATE Public Key Distribution Secure Key • Host (receiver) who wants data sent to it in encrypted fashion advertises a public encryption key Kpublic • Sender encrypts with public key • Receiver decrypts with private key Prof. Rick Han, University of Colorado at Boulder Public-Key Cryptography (3) plaintext ciphertext plaintext Encryption Decryption Key KPUBLIC Key KPRIVATE Public Key Distribution Secure Key • Decryption algorithm has the property that • only a private key Kprivate can decrypt the ciphertext, and • it is computationally infeasible to deduce Kprivate even though attacker knows the public key Kpublic algorithm and the encryptionHan, University of Prof. Rick Colorado at Boulder Public-Key Cryptography (4) • Decryption algorithm has the property that only a private key Kprivate can decrypt the ciphertext • Based on the difficulty of factoring the product of two prime #’s • Example: RSA algorithm (Rivest, Shamir, Adleman) • Choose 2 large prime #’s p and q • n=p*q should be about 1024 bits long • z=(p-1)*(q-1) • Choose e<n with no common factors with z • Find d such that (e*d) mod z = 1 • Public key is (n,e), private key is (n,d) • Message m is encrypted to c = me mod n • Ciphertext c is decrypted m = cd mod n Prof. Rick Han, University of Colorado at Boulder RSA example: A host chooses p=5, q=7. Then n=35, z=24. e=5 (so e, z relatively prime). d=29 (so ed-1 exactly divisible by z. letter m me c = me mod n encrypt: “L” 12 1524832 17 d decrypt: c c m = cd mod n letter 17 481968572106750915091411825223072000 12 “L” Prof. Rick Han, University of Colorado at Boulder Public-Key Cryptography (4) • Provides security because: • There are no known algorithms for quickly factoring n=p*q, the product of two large prime #’s • If we could factor n into p and q, then it would be easy to break the algorithm: have n, p, q, e, then just iterate to find decryption key d. • Public-key cryptography is slow because of the exponentiation: • m = cd mod n = (me)d mod n = (md)e mod n • From 21-64 kbps (1024-bit value for n) • So, don’t use it for time-sensitive applications and/or use only for small amounts of data – we’ll see how SSL makes use of this Prof. Rick Han, University of Colorado at Boulder Public-Key Cryptography (5) • A 512 bit number (155 decimals) was factored into two primes in 1999 using one Cray and 300 workstations • 1024 bit keys still safe • Incredibly useful property of public-key cryptography: • m = cd mod n = (me)d mod n = (md)e mod n • Thus, can swap the order in which the keys are used. • Example: can use private key for encryption and a public key for decryption – will see how it is useful in authentication! Prof. Rick Han, University of Colorado at Boulder

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