Is hyperthreading dangerous?
Posted May 19, 2005 17:35 UTC (Thu) by hamjudo
In reply to: Is hyperthreading dangerous?
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... is for the cryptography to occur on dedicated processors, designed to make obtaining access to embedded private keys very difficult and expensive.
If the cryptographic keys are mission critical, they must be backed up. The backups also have to be protected, even when stored off site.
I think that the most significant benefit of a dedicated processor is that you can have a very different scheme for backing up the crypto hardware than for your other servers.
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