Can Unicorns Help Users Compare Crypto Key Fingerprints?


Many authentication schemes ask users to manually compare compact representations of cryptographic keys, known as fingerprints. If the fingerprints do not match, that may signal a man-in-the-middle attack. An adversary performing an attack may use a fingerprint that is similar to the target fingerprint, but not an exact match, to try to fool inattentive… (More)
DOI: 10.1145/3025453.3025733


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@inproceedings{Tan2017CanUH, title={Can Unicorns Help Users Compare Crypto Key Fingerprints?}, author={Joshua Tan and Lujo Bauer and Joseph Bonneau and Lorrie Faith Cranor and Jeremy Thomas and Blase Ur}, booktitle={CHI}, year={2017} }