State of the art in hardware reverse-engineering

2007-11-21 Thread Leichter, Jerry
Flylogic Engineering does some very interesting tampering with tamper- resistant parts. Most of those secure USB sticks you see around won't last more than a couple of minutes with these guys. See http://www.flylogic.net/blog -- Jerry

Re: fyi: Adi Shamir's microprocessor bug attack

2007-11-21 Thread James Muir
' =JeffH ' wrote: From: John Young [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Adi Shamir's microprocessor bug attack To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2007 09:50:31 -0500 (GMT-05:00) Adi Shamir's note on a microprocessor bug attack on public key cryptography featured in the NY Times today:

Re: fyi: Adi Shamir's microprocessor bug attack

2007-11-21 Thread James A. Donald
' =JeffH ' wrote: Adi Shamir Computer Science Department The Weizmann Institute of Science Israel With the increasing word size and sophisticated optimizations of multiplication units in modern microprocessors, it becomes increasingly likely that they contain some undetected bugs. This was

Wikileaks: NSA funding of academics

2007-11-21 Thread John Gilmore
https://secure.wikileaks.org/wiki/On_the_take_and_loving_it Grant code 'MDA904' - National Security Agency The NSA has pushed tens or hundreds of millions into the academy through research grants using one particular grant code. ... John

Re: fyi: Adi Shamir's microprocessor bug attack

2007-11-21 Thread Christian Paquin
' =JeffH ' wrote: From: John Young [EMAIL PROTECTED] [...] Research Announcement: Microprocessor Bugs Can Be Security Disasters [...] A similar attack can be applied to any security scheme based on discrete logs modulo a prime, and to any security scheme based on elliptic curves (in which we can

Ross Anderson: Searching For Evil

2007-11-21 Thread ' =JeffH '
Of possible interest... =JeffH Ross Anderson: Searching For Evil http://youtube.com/watch?v=7WlHhZUayUw Google Tech Talks August 23, 2007 ABSTRACT Computer security has recently imported a lot of ideas from economics, psychology and sociology, leading to fresh insights and new tools. I will