Linked by Andrew Youll on Sat 27th Aug 2005 11:55 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Recently the eccentric security researcher Michal Zalewski published his first book, entitled Silence on the Wire: A Field Guide to Passive Reconnaissance and Indirect Attacks. Because the book is everything except a security manual, ONLamp's Federico Biancuzzi chose to interview Michal and learn more about his curious approach to information security. Among other things, they discussed the need for randomness, how a hacker mind works, unconventional uses for search engines such as Google, and applying AI to security tools.
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by Luke McCarthy on Sat 27th Aug 2005 22:17 UTC
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What an honest and straightforward interview. The book sounds interesting, I will have to check it out some time.

It might be of interest that VIA's latest x86 chips have on-die random number generator:

http://www.via.com.tw/en/initiatives/padlock/hardware.jsp

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