[cryptography] Intel RNG
James A. Donald
jamesd at echeque.com
Sat Jun 23 20:07:19 EDT 2012
On 2012-06-23 10:48 PM, ianG wrote:> And, now it is possible to see a
case where even if we didn't need the
> secrecy for administrative reasons, random number generation may want to
> keep the seed input to the DRBG secret.
If we had the raw unwhitened semi random data, an attacker could
partially predict it - but only partially. If we get enough randomness,
Side channel attacks on a true random generator are irrelevant unless
the attacker can predict the contents of the true random generator 100%.
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