On Fri, 13 Sep 2013, Eugen Leitl wrote: > > Given that there is One True Source of randomness to wit radioactive > > What makes you think that e.g. breakdown oin a reverse biased > Zener diode is any less "true" random? Or thermal noise in a > crappy CMOS circuit?
It was a throw-away line; sigh... The capitals should've been a hint. And yes, I know about crappy CMOS circuits; I've unintentionally built enough of them :-) > In fact, > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardware_random_number_generator#Physical_phenomena_with_quantum-random_properties > listens a lot of potential sources, some with a higher > rate and more private than others. Thanks. -- Dave, who must stop being subtle _______________________________________________ The cryptography mailing list email@example.com http://www.metzdowd.com/mailman/listinfo/cryptography