[Cryptography] Protecting Private Keys

Peter Gutmann pgut001 at cs.auckland.ac.nz
Sun Sep 8 04:40:53 EDT 2013

"Jeffrey I. Schiller" <jis at mit.edu> writes:

>If I was the NSA, I would be scavenging broken hardware from “interesting”
>venues and purchasing computers for sale in interesting locations. I would be
>particularly interested in stolen computers, as they have likely not been

Just buy second-hand HSMs off eBay, they often haven't been wiped, and the
PINs are conveniently taped to the case.  I have a collection of interesting
keys (or at least keys from interesting places, including government
departments) obtained in this way.


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