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

Jeffrey Walton noloader at gmail.com
Mon Jul 15 12:01:19 EDT 2013


On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 7:27 AM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
> 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.
An Open Source Cryptographic Coprocessor,
http://www.cypherpunks.to/~peter/usenix00.pdf (obfuscated version at
https://www.usenix.org/conference/9th-usenix-security-symposium/open-source-cryptographic-coprocessor).


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