[cryptography] Intel RNG

Paweł Krawczyk pawel.krawczyk at hush.com
Mon Jun 18 05:52:52 EDT 2012

Well, who otherwise should pay for that? Consumer Federation of America?
It's quite normal practice for a vendor to contract a 3rd party that
performs a security assessment or penetration test. If you are a smartcard
vendor it's also you who pays for Common Criteria certification of your

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[mailto:cryptography-bounces at randombit.net] On Behalf Of Francois Grieu
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2012 11:04 AM
To: cryptography at randombit.net
Subject: Re: [cryptography] Intel RNG

dj at deadhat.com wrote:

> CRI has published an independent review of the RNG behind the RdRand
> instruction:
> http://www.cryptography.com/public/pdf/Intel_TRNG_Report_20120312.pdf

where *independent* is to be taken as per this quote:
   "This report was prepared by Cryptography Research, Inc. (CRI)
    under contract to Intel Corporation"

  Francois Grieu

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