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Hyunki-Kim, Jinhyeok-Oh, Changuk-Jang, Okyeon-Yi, Juhong-Han, Hansaem-Wi, Chanil-Park.  2019.  Analysis of the Noise Source Entropy Used in OpenSSL’s Random Number Generation Mechanism. 2019 International Conference on Information and Communication Technology Convergence (ICTC). :59–62.
OpenSSL is an open source library that implements the Secure Socket Layer (SSL), a security protocol used by the TCP/IP layer. All cryptographic systems require random number generation for many reasons, such as cryptographic key generation and protocol challenge/response, OpenSSL is also the same. OpenSSL can be run on a variety of operating systems. especially when generating random numbers on Unix-like operating systems, it can use /dev /(u)random [6], as a seed to add randomness. In this paper, we analyze the process provided by OpenSSL when random number generation is required. We also provide considerations for application developers and OpenSSL users to use /dev/urandom and real-time clock (nanoseconds of timespec structure) as a seed to generate cryptographic random numbers in the Unix family.
Chen, Yige, Zang, Tianning, Zhang, Yongzheng, Zhou, Yuan, Wang, Yipeng.  2019.  Rethinking Encrypted Traffic Classification: A Multi-Attribute Associated Fingerprint Approach. 2019 IEEE 27th International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP). :1–11.

With the unprecedented prevalence of mobile network applications, cryptographic protocols, such as the Secure Socket Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS), are widely used in mobile network applications for communication security. The proven methods for encrypted video stream classification or encrypted protocol detection are unsuitable for the SSL/TLS traffic. Consequently, application-level traffic classification based networking and security services are facing severe challenges in effectiveness. Existing encrypted traffic classification methods exhibit unsatisfying accuracy for applications with similar state characteristics. In this paper, we propose a multiple-attribute-based encrypted traffic classification system named Multi-Attribute Associated Fingerprints (MAAF). We develop MAAF based on the two key insights that the DNS traces generated during the application runtime contain classification guidance information and that the handshake certificates in the encrypted flows can provide classification clues. Apart from the exploitation of key insights, MAAF employs the context of the encrypted traffic to overcome the attribute-lacking problem during the classification. Our experimental results demonstrate that MAAF achieves 98.69% accuracy on the real-world traceset that consists of 16 applications, supports the early prediction, and is robust to the scale of the training traceset. Besides, MAAF is superior to the state-of-the-art methods in terms of both accuracy and robustness.

Samson, A., Gopalan, N. P..  2016.  Software Defined Networking: Identification of Pathways for Security Threats. Proceedings of the International Conference on Informatics and Analytics. :16:1–16:6.
As Industries and Data Center plan to implement Software Defined Networking (SDN), the main concern is the anxiety about security. The Industries and Data Centers are curious to know how a SDN product will support them that their data, supporting applications and built in infrastructure are not vulnerable to threats. The initiation of SDN, will demand new pathways for securing control plane traffic. The traditional networks usually trust switching intelligence to implement various defense mechanisms besides known attacks. Many attacks which distress traditional networks also affect SDNs, partially due to SDN architecture complexities and most prominent among them is DoS. This paper identifies the pathways of threats to SDN systems and discuss methods to ways to mitigate them.
Springall, Drew, Durumeric, Zakir, Halderman, J. Alex.  2016.  Measuring the Security Harm of TLS Crypto Shortcuts. Proceedings of the 2016 Internet Measurement Conference. :33–47.

TLS has the potential to provide strong protection against network-based attackers and mass surveillance, but many implementations take security shortcuts in order to reduce the costs of cryptographic computations and network round trips. We report the results of a nine-week study that measures the use and security impact of these shortcuts for HTTPS sites among Alexa Top Million domains. We find widespread deployment of DHE and ECDHE private value reuse, TLS session resumption, and TLS session tickets. These practices greatly reduce the protection afforded by forward secrecy: connections to 38% of Top Million HTTPS sites are vulnerable to decryption if the server is compromised up to 24 hours later, and 10% up to 30 days later, regardless of the selected cipher suite. We also investigate the practice of TLS secrets and session state being shared across domains, finding that in some cases, the theft of a single secret value can compromise connections to tens of thousands of sites. These results suggest that site operators need to better understand the tradeoffs between optimizing TLS performance and providing strong security, particularly when faced with nation-state attackers with a history of aggressive, large-scale surveillance.

Yongle Hao, Yizhen Jia, Baojiang Cui, Wei Xin, Dehu Meng.  2014.  OpenSSL HeartBleed: Security Management of Implements of Basic Protocols. P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing (3PGCIC), 2014 Ninth International Conference on. :520-524.

With the rapid development of information technology, information security management is ever more important. OpenSSL security incident told us, there's distinct disadvantages of security management of current hierarchical structure, the software and hardware facilities are necessary to enforce security management on their implements of crucial basic protocols, in order to ease the security threats against the facilities in a certain extent. This article expounded cross-layer security management and enumerated 5 contributory factors for the core problems that management facing to.