Advances in Cryptology - EUROCRYPT 2006

Volume 4004 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 48-58

Alien vs. Quine, the Vanishing Circuit and Other Tales from the Industry’s Crypt

  • Vanessa GratzerAffiliated withUniversité Paris ii Panthéon-Assas, Hall Goullencourt
  • , David NaccacheAffiliated withUniversité Paris ii Panthéon-Assas, Hall GoullencourtÉcole Normale Supérieure, Équipe de Cryptographie


This talk illustrates the everyday challenges met by embedded security practitioners by five real examples. All the examples were actually encountered while designing, developing or evaluating commercial products.

This note, which is not a refereed research paper, presents the details of one of these five examples. It is intended to help the audience follow that part of our presentation.