Canon Original Data Security system compromised: ElcomSoft discovers vulnerability

ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. has discovered vulnerability in Canon Original Data Security, a verification system to provide image data verification features intended to authenticate image originality. The vulnerability allows extracting the original signing key from a Canon digital camera and using the key to put an authenticity signature to a photo or any digital image, which will be validated as an original and authentic.

The vulnerability discovered by ElcomSoft questions the authenticity of all Canon signed photographic evidence and published photos, and effectively proves the entire Canon Original Data Security system useless.

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