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paranoia thrill (was Re: Less OT: Here's a Solaris crypto acceleration branch to try.)

     All the discussion the past week or two on this list regarding use of
various cryptographic hardware has prompted some questions in my mind.

	1) Has anyone on this list who is fluent in the microcode of any
	of those processors perused a copy of the source microcode for any
	of them that have been discussed here?

That question, of course, leads to

	2) If the answer to 1) is yes, can that person or persons give us
	an assessment of the risk of any back doors being present in any
	of those processors?

                                  Scott Bennett, Comm. ASMELG, CFIAG
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