[Chugalug] LittleBlackBox -- Default SSL Keys for Embedded devices

Dave Brockman dave at brockmans.com
Wed Oct 17 19:18:05 UTC 2012

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On 10/17/2012 1:38 PM, Dan Lyke wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 9:58 AM, Dave Brockman <dave at brockmans.com>
> wrote:
>> Did it have network access,  Setting up a network entropy daemon
>> is on my todo.....
> Not necessarily, this was mostly for DRM and uniquifying machines. 
> Network access could make it a bit easier (for one thing: grab
> time when the device is first turned on, then hit something like an
> entropy server, build your key from that), susceptible to MitM
> attacks when it's first turned on, but should be okay for most
> consumer devices.

I was thinking in terms of configuring the default key (at the
factory) per-say, and I would assume *that* network would be secured.
 No, EGD is not a solution for a box out in the field generating its
key on the fly, at least I haven't been able to come up with scenario
that it would fit....



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