PorKI: making user PKI safe on machines of heterogeneous trustworthiness

@article{Sinclair2005PorKIMU,
  title={PorKI: making user PKI safe on machines of heterogeneous trustworthiness},
  author={Sara Sinclair and Sean W. Smith},
  journal={21st Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC'05)},
  year={2005},
  pages={10 pp.-430}
}
As evidenced by the proliferation of phishing attacks and keystroke loggers, we know that human beings are not well-equipped to make trust decisions about when to use their passwords or other personal credentials. Public key cryptography can reduce this risk of attack, because authentication using PKI is designed to not give away sensitive data. However, using private keys on standard platforms exposes the user to "keyjacking"; mobile users wishing to use keypairs on an unfamiliar and… CONTINUE READING
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