Random Number seeds,

From: Bryan Pope <bpope_at_wordstock.com>
Date: Mon Aug 2 08:14:38 2004

And thusly Paul Koning spake:
> Random number generators are built in to most crypto chips these days;
> they work starting from the noise generated by some simple electronic
> circuits. Then any biases are taken out by post-processing, for
> example by running the bitstream through a cryptographic hash.

I will just use a sensor in a cup of hot tea... ;)


Received on Mon Aug 02 2004 - 08:14:38 BST

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