Crypto Chip - What does it do?


#1

Hi ,

Can someone elaborate what the Crypto chip does ?

In the description it says

“secure element: a “tamper-resistant dedicated crypto chip for storing cryptographic keys, unique ID, random number generation and more.””

Does it allow developers to potentially hide their firmware so people cannot access things like source codes and binary files. Can I get more details ?


#2

I don’t think the chip is intended for that purpose. Behind the scenes, cryptography is part of everyday computing, and a lot of it is about the privacy of the user and the ability to put trust in the security of the system.