[linux-elitists] [paper] RSA Key Extraction via Low-Bandwidth Acoustic Cryptanalysis

David L. Anselmi anselmi at anselmi.us
Fri Dec 20 13:42:19 PST 2013


Timothy Tuck wrote:
> On 19.12.2013 14:58, Bill Bogstad wrote:
> --- snip ---
>>> fantastic! :/
>>>
>>> So ya this basically just rendered all encryption virtually useless!
>>
>> Not even close. Even if one believes everything being said about the result, all it means is
>> that one shouldn't let anyone be within acoustic range of their computer when it is decrypting
>> the message. That isn't much harder to accomplish than not letting anyone read my email over my
>> shoulder.
>
> Wow, is that some special kind of crack that your on?
> Not much harder to accomplish than not letting anyone read over your shoulder eh?

Debian has a patch out.  So I guess we're back to not even close.

Dave


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