[cryptography] Intel RNG
James A. Donald
jamesd at echeque.com
Wed Jun 20 23:04:45 EDT 2012
On 2012-06-20 5:22 AM, Matthew Green wrote:
> If you assume that every manufactured device will meet the standards of Intel's test units, then you can live with the CRI/Intel review.
> If you're /not/ confident in that assumption, the ability to access raw ES output would be useful...
I see no valid case for on chip whitening. Whitening looks like a
classic job for software. Why waste chip real estate on something that
will only be used 0.0001% of the time? Whitening is never going to have
an impact on performance, while it has an impact on our ability to know
where our supposedly random numbers are coming from.
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