[Cryptography] Vulnerability of RSA vs. DLP to single-bit faults

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Sat Nov 1 21:08:43 EDT 2014

On Sat, 1 Nov 2014, Tom Mitchell wrote:

> FWIW:   The alpha particle cause mostly does not apply.  There was a 
> case at IBM where contamination of packages did cause Alpha particle bit 
> flips [...]

I'm surprised.  Everything I was taught about alpha particles (i.e. helium 
nuclei) was that just a sheet of paper will stop them.  Or is this alpha 
decay from within, as you seem to imply?

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