[cryptography] Duplicate primes in lots of RSA moduli

Jeffrey I. Schiller jis at qyv.net
Sat Feb 18 14:37:31 EST 2012


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On 02/18/2012 01:50 PM, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> Um, why would it ever _unblock_, on such a device under typical
> first-boot conditions?

The idea would be that bootstrap would continue without the key being
generated. The key generation could then be retried periodically.
Eventually the device should gather some entropy from network packet
arrival time and similar environmental input (whether or not that input,
particularly in the VM environment, is providing really good entropy is
a different question).

			-Jeff

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