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[FYI] (Fwd) PENTIUM III: Thermal Random Noise

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From:          Steve Bellovin <smb@research.att.com>
To:            cryptography@c2.net
Subject:       Intel announcements at RSA '99
Date:          Wed, 20 Jan 1999 11:15:43 -0800

Intel has announced a number of interesting things at the RSA
conference. The most important, to me, is the inclusion of a hardware
random number generator (based on thermal noise) in the Pentium III
instruction set. They also announced hardware support for IPSEC.