[cryptography] Random number generation influenced, HW RNG

Bill St. Clair billstclair at gmail.com
Fri Sep 6 17:24:54 EDT 2013


On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 5:03 PM, grarpamp <grarpamp at gmail.com> wrote:
>On 9/6/13, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
>
>> If your AES instructions don't do AES, then testing
>> against a software implementation will show it!
>
> Unless some of those billion gates are dedicated to
> recognizing and modifying software AES to match, and
> every separate processor you might have handy to run
> software test on since AES came out has also been
> backdoored. There is always custom test rig or by hand.

Wow! They've solved the halting problem? That's much bigger news than the
NSA being able to read SSL traffic.

-Bill
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