Canon Encryption Cracked

In order to supply photographic evidence to backup investigations, police departments all over the world rely upon the built in security within the camera systems they use. The security systems ensure the integrity of the images, and confirm that the images have not been tampered with.

Or so it was.

A vulnerability in Canon’s OSK-E3 system has been found by programmer and encryption expert Dmitry Sklyarov.

Stalin's iPhone

Stalin's iPhone

As a result of this vulnerability, he has been able to create doctored images that the Canon system verifies as authentic. According to Sklyarov’s company ElcomSoft, this discovery “questions the authenticity of all Canon signed photographic evidence and published photos and effectively proves the entire Canon Original Data Security system useless”

Read more at CNet.