Date of Award
Department of Computer Science
Often, the main motivation for using PKI in business environments is to streamline workflow, by enabling humans to digitally sign electronic documents, instead of manually signing paper ones. However, this application fails if adversaries can construct electronic documents whose viewed contents can change in useful ways, without invalidating the digital signature. In this paper, we examine the space of such attacks, and describe how many popular electronic document formats and PKI packages permit them.
Kain, Kunal, "Electronic Documents and Digital Signatures" (2003). Dartmouth College Master’s Theses. 32.