Torvalds shoots down call to yank 'backdoored' Intel RdRand in Linux crypto

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by lotuseclat79, Sep 10, 2013.

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  1. lotuseclat79

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    As has been stated time and time again, there is no complete reliance on RdRand. You are to use it as one of many aspects to the entropy pool. Even if it were compromised there is much more to the entropy pool than just one seed.

    On top of that, if you're defining intel backdoors as a threat vector, the only option is to not use intel.
     
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    Instead of starting a petition should of worked out how /dev/random/ is implemented in the first place and wouldn’t of looked so stupid when trying to get a non-problematic feature removed.

    Cheers, Nick
     
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    Linus is da man.
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