Blowfish in Fiction
The algorithm is mentioned in Von Neumann's War, by John Ringo and Travis Taylor.
The guy was using a fairly simple buffer overflow attack but with a very nice little fillip of an encryption packet designed to overcome Blowfish. The point seemed to be to create a zero day exploit, which he didn't have a chance of managing. So far, nobody had cracked Blowfish.
As far as he could tell, at first, it was a simple Denial of Service attack. A DoS occurred when... But this one was different. Every single packet contained some sort of cracking program ... Most had dumped to the honey trap, but they were running rampant through there, while others had managed to hammer past two firewalls and were getting to his final line of defense. Somebody had managed a zero day exploit on Blowfish. And more were coming in!
Posted on November 13, 2009 at 2:43 PM • 30 Comments