Friday, January 07, 2005
World's smallest secure Webserver from Sun Microsystems
Nicknamed Sizzle (from SSSL for Slim SSL), this server is the size of a U.S. twenty-five cent coin and is designed to be embedded in a wide array of tiny devicesJust think of the possibilities once this thing gets commercialized/mass produced. Maybe your camcorder could send an encrypted stream of video to your cellphone which in turn could, in real time, transmist the data over to your personal video server. Maybe your iPod music stream could be encrypted and then securely sent to your car's FM receiver, which could then decrypt it and play back the music.
Sizzle runs on the Berkeley/Crossbow "motes" -- battery-powered, wireless devices equipped with an 8-bit microprocessor, 128KB of FLASH and a mere 4KB of RAM.
In spite of its small size, Sizzle makes no compromises in terms of security. It uses Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC), which has been chosen by the National Security Agency as the next generation public-key cryptographic technology for protecting sensitive U.S. Government information
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