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RE: [foaf-protocols] low memory & WebID?

From: Peter Williams <home_pw@msn.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2011 11:28:30 -0800
Message-ID: <SNT143-W553C5C6ED5D131E180B3BA92920@phx.gbl>
To: <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
CC: <foaf-protocols@lists.foaf-project.org>, "public-xg-webid@w3.org" <public-xg-webid@w3.org>

For a good cause (within the US), I can probably arrange for a hundred thousand dollars worth of 50 thousand intel RSA chips (for embedded systems) to be given to the "right cause", for a promise to use them. They are still on the tape. It would be fun to make a crypto-breaker out of them, much like EFF did years ago with DES chips.


When I programmed them, the (assembled) security logic and drivers and intel basic interpreter all fit in 64k. To be fair, the full device used a 32 bit javacard, with its own embedded crypto and it was on the javacard that an applet did the minimal TCP handshake for a serial line.


I also have an older RSA ethernet device for sale, if someone wants to use it to save the world. It can can pump out alot of RSA encryption, per second.


You can also store millions of .p12-like file  on it, which provision the hardware for that user when that user's app has a session to the device. Its jus a TLS connection/session...from the windows box, to the crypto offloader, and the session manager swaps the keying into the core.


When folks are ready for real world, not software, its all there waiting, in big and small varieties.


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