[cryptography] [liberationtech] Heml.is - "The Beautiful & Secure Messenger"

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Mon Jul 15 07:27:30 EDT 2013


On Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 10:29:49PM +0300, ianG wrote:

> Not to mention, Intel have been in bed with the NSA for the longest
> time.  Secret areas on the chip, pop instructions, microcode and all
> that ...  A more interesting question is whether the non-USA
> competitors are also similarly friendly.

It seems there's a good niche for open hardware, either
run in FPGAs (which are backdoorable, of course), or
designs which can be verified optically, preferably using
relatively large, "obsolete" structures.


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