On Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:06:00 -0700 Tony Arcieri <basc...@gmail.com> wrote: > It seems like Intel's approach of using thermal noise is fairly > sound. Is there any reason why it isn't more widely adopted?
Actually, I think things like this mostly have been missing because manufacturers didn't understand they were important. Even the Raspberry Pi now has an SoC with a hardware RNG. In addition to getting CPU makers to always include such things, however, a second vital problem is how to gain trust that such RNGs are good -- both that a particular unit isn't subject to a hardware defect and that the design wasn't sabotaged. That's harder to do. Perry -- Perry E. Metzger pe...@piermont.com _______________________________________________ The cryptography mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.metzdowd.com/mailman/listinfo/cryptography