In the abstract of the AES-GCM RFC, the following passage is prominently included: [AES-GCM] can be efficiently implemented in hardware for speeds of 10 gigabits per second and above... Is the ...
I'm considering trying out yubikey and I've recently discovered that the (crucial m500) SSD I recently bought supports hardware encryption. I think it should be possible to use a yubikey to provide ...
Do the new instruction sets found on Intel's Haswell Architecture make any difference in cryptographic operations?
Intel's Haswell architecture has support for several new Bit Manipulation Instructions. In Intel's own words, Bit manipulation instructions are useful for compressed database, hashing , large ...
Are there any hardware HSMs that can host/run custom applications using the HSM processor(s) within the hardened security boundary?
It seems that the majority of commercially available hardware HSMs are only designed to allow authenticated users to generate, store, and use cryptographic keys with various cryptographic algorithms ...
I recently read some articles on EMV and the various ways in which it has been improved over the years. I then read this which shows that it has been possible for some time to exploit EMV via a man ...
I'm working on encryption techniques on SSD's and my question is: does the erase before write architecture of SSD's has anything to do with the encryption technique? What are the problems I might ...
In another question: How to choose a stream cipher, Thomas' answer mentioned the AES-NI instruction set, which piqued my curiousity. Is there a tool or process available out there to check whether ...
I sometimes hear that encryption is used for the RAM Memory, but I don't really understand why this is needed. Why is RAM Memory needed to be encrypted? and is this done by the hardware, the ...