bogus random entropy sources
Posted Oct 5, 2010 19:10 UTC (Tue) by jzbiciak
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Parent article: Solid-state storage devices and the block layer
VIA's approach on the C3 doesn't sound too unwieldy. This white paper analyzing the generator's output makes for an informative read. The punch line is that it looks like a pretty reasonable source of entropy as long as you do appropriate post processing. The random numbers it generates aren't caveat free, but they're heckuva lot better than disk seeks and keypresses.
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