[Cryptography] GHCQ Penetration of Belgacom
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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