Episode 6

Episode 6: Proving the Existence of Vulnerabilities With Zero-Knowledge Proofs!


November 3rd, 2020

41 mins 26 secs

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About this Episode

Zero-knowledge proofs have been a notorious research target ever since Zcash and other cryptocurrencies have invented lots of new use cases for them. Range proofs, bullet proofs, you name it – all kinds of zero-knowledge mechanisms have received more and more attention.

But what about using zero-knowledge proofs to prove the existence of a software vulnerability? That way, you can prove that you have a zero-day without risking it getting stolen, putting both vulnerability researchers as well as companies looking to secure their software in a better position!

That’s what Dr. David Archer from Galois is working on, and he joins me today on Cryptography FM to discuss this new interesting use case, and more.

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Music composed by Toby Fox and performed by Sean Schafianski.