The Quantum Pontiff

Cryptosystem Insecurity Season

Seems it ’tis the season for warnings about the security of cryptosystems. The New York Times has an article on the latest issue here. It seems that Adi Shamir (the S in RSA) has a note out describing how faults in chip hardware could render cryptosystems insecure. It’s not at all clear to me how this differs from analysis where the faults are injected into the hardware (such as described here) because the article doesn’t contain any real details.