Re: Encryption Hardware

Albert Cahalan (
Mon, 22 Jul 1996 11:41:35 -0400 (EDT)

>> Has anyone got any encryption hardware running on Linux? I'm looking
>> for a board that does RSA, and obviously a device driver. If anyone has
>> any experience or knows something available, please lemme know.
>> Or if anyone knows of a board, even without a driver, it shouldn't be
>> too hard to slap one together...

I saw an ad for one in the back of a magazine a long time ago.
It had hardware RSA and DES for under $100.

> You probably want to use some block or stream cipher like DES, IDEA or
> RC4 but not RSA. RSA is very slow and has some significant weaknesses
> under certain circumstances. So think again about if you really want
> to use RSA.

RSA isn't so slow if you have special purpose hardware.