[EMAIL PROTECTED] ("Hal Finney") writes:

>When the Intel RNG came out several years ago, built into the bus controller
>chipset, it was not widely accepted by the cryptographic community due to
>fears of back doors or internal weaknesses. A generally positive analysis by
>Cryptographic Research (http://www.cryptography.com/intelRNG.pdf) failed to
>assuage these concerns.

I think a much bigger reason for its non-acceptance was that it wasn't there
(either present or available or accessible) in most cases.  The PRNG in VIA's
C7 series hasn't had any of these problems, and is supported out of the box by
a pile of software and even some distros (typically via /dev/random).


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