A new invention, developed by Ternarylogic LLC, applies novel computer functions in cryptographic methods to dramatically improve message security and user authentication. The invention successfully addresses the threat to overcome current cryptographic defences.
Inventor, Peter Lablans, says the ‘Finite Lab-Transform’ (FLT) responds to the urgent need for new, innovative cryptographic methods that will be significantly more difficult to decrypt or to be hacked by an attacker.
“Most modern cryptographic methods apply known computer functions – mathematical additions and multiplications. Existing secure methods such as Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), RSA key-exchange and SHA-based authentication utilise these known functions, making attacks easier because an attacker has the advantage of knowing which computer functions to apply.”
Instead, Ternarylogic’s FLT applies novel computer functions in current cryptographic methods. These unique functions (also called primitive computer functions) look and act like mathematical additions and multiplications while in fact, they are significantly different, making results of their execution entirely unpredictable for an attacker.
Lablans notes that another advantage of these new primitive computer functions is their presence in an enormous number of variations, making the solution of cryptographic problems by attackers extremely, and exponentially, unlikely, yet simple for a valid user.
“One key aspect of this new method is that it only requires simple modification while leaving the basic structure of proven current methods in place,” says Lablans. “No major reconfiguration is required. The number of possible modifications makes hacking of modified methods, such as AES, RSA and SHA, very difficult, even with powerful computers, and potentially out of reach of quantum computers.”
“So, the structure of a known encryption, key-exchange or authentication can be left unchanged, requiring only the simple replacement of a primitive function,” he adds.
A side benefit of the invention is the opportunity to now create private, customised and secure cryptographic communities by implementing community-specific primitive functions in current methods.