Crypto dongles to secure online transactions

Matt Crawford crawdad at
Wed Nov 11 10:36:48 EST 2009

On Nov 10, 2009, at 8:44 AM, Jerry Leichter wrote:

> Whether or not it can, it demonstrates the hazards of freezing  
> implementations of crypto protocols into ROM:  Imagine a world in  
> which there are a couple of hundred million ZTIC's or similar  
> devices fielded - and a significant vulnerability is found in the  
> protocol they speak.

Imagine a couple of hundred million devices with updatable firmware on  
them, and one or more rogue updates in the wild.

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