[cryptography] RDRAND and Is it possible to protect against malicious hw accelerators?

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Sun Jun 19 04:45:41 EDT 2011

On Sat, Jun 18, 2011 at 07:16:39PM -0500, Marsh Ray wrote:

> Intel bought McAfee a while ago. Speaking informally with some chip  
> people (not necessarily from Intel and definitely not under any  
> confidentiality) there's active research around the idea of building  
> instruction stream validation in support of antivirus directly into the  

The worst idea I've heard in a long time.

> processor. Recognizing an intentionally-obfuscated virus seems no easier  
> than recognizing AES.

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