[Haskell-cafe] Tor project

Friedrich Wiemer friedrichwiemer at gmail.com
Fri Aug 1 08:02:23 UTC 2014

>     Well, how about something like
>     inConstantTime :: timeBudget -> (functionToPerform :: CryptoResult)
>     -> IO (Maybe CryptoResult) 
> I'm no expert, but aren't timing attacks also possible with something
> like that. If your `functionToPerform' touches the cache in funny ways,
> the program after resuming from the timeout might have different timings
> as there could be cache misses in one scenario, but not the other.

One would need to add countermeasures for this sidechannel, too, I guess.

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