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Canon Image Authentication Code Cracked By Russian Software Company

by Naresh Sarwan on December 6, 2010

Russian password cracking experts, ElcomSoft have cracked Canon’s method of authenticating that images taken by their cameras had not been tampered with (i.e. to prove they were original unmodified images).  As reported on The Register:

The entire image verification system is proved useless,” ElcomSoft CEO Vladimir Katalov said in a statement. “If one company was able to produce fake images indistinguishable from originals, how do we know that others haven’t been doing this for years?”  The Russian company mocked the system by posting doctored photos authenticated by the system purporting to show Russian cosmonauts landing on the moon ahead of US astronauts and Joseph Stalin brandishing an iPhone.” [Read More]

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