[Cryptography] The Crypto Pi

Bill Frantz frantz at pwpconsult.com
Mon Jan 12 22:32:31 EST 2015

On 1/12/15 at 6:06 PM, mitch at niftyegg.com (Tom Mitchell) wrote:

>The R-Pi is the most commonly available worthy low cost board with millions
>in the wild.
>Newer boards like the Beagleboneblack are quicker.

I have both boards, and I can think of advantages for both of 
them. When Both are based on "Systems on a Chip" (SOC), which 
have the CPU, memory, and all the controllers on one chip. I 
think they were both designed for set top boxes.

I went to get the hardware manual for the Broadcom based 
Raspberry PI, their web site said, "Contact our sales 
department." When I went to the Texas Instruments site for the 
Beaglebone, I downloaded an almost 5000 page PDF.

As for hardware Trojans, I think your attacker here is more 
likely to be the MPAA than the NSA, but I certainly could be wrong.

Cheers - Bill

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