Cryptography Breakthrough Could Make Software Unhackable

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    From www.wired.com/wiredscience/2014/02/cryptography-breakthrough:
     
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    Satellite TV boxes (as of 2000, when I stopped playing with them) used ZKT (Zero Knowledge Tables). They still got hacked, but as usual it was because of "holes" in other areas.
     
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    I wonder how much of an execution slowdown there is with their construction.
     
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    This strikes me as one of those technologies that should be destroyed before it's finished. The potential risks far outweigh the benefits, especially if 3 letter agencies and blackhats start using it. Malware using this would be immune to dismantling and heuristic analysis. Slight variations in the encryption would make definitions and detection impossible. There'd be no way of verifying what such an encrypted app is actually doing on your system.
     
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    Behavioral analysis would be unaffected as far as I know. But logic bombs would be a concern.
     
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    From the last link:
     
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