[Cryptography] GHCQ Penetration of Belgacom

hbaker1 hbaker1 at pipeline.com
Sat Dec 20 12:31:22 EST 2014

>From: dan at geer.org
> | I think it would be very hard to find a backdoor suggested by 
> | Norm Hardy.  Modify the CPU to detect when two specific floating 
> | point numbers are multiplied.  When they are, execute the next 
> | instruction in privileged mode.
>It's my second-hand understanding that it would take perhaps 3,000
>gates to implement intentional sensitivity to a pre-designed kill
>packet.  The addition of 3,000 gates to any current chipset will
>never be found in current hardware, e.g., the iPhone 6 has two
>billion transistors on the system chip.
>Others more knowledgeable welcome to correct my understanding.

So Intel&Apple have provided PRC with netlists for their processor

Of course, PRC shouldn't believe them, unless they could also
manufacture their own chips from the netlists.

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