Startup to launch new random number generator from space

Mats O Bergstrom mob at
Fri Dec 22 16:50:56 EST 2006

The radioactive decay random number source

is still working, I think it started a decade ago. One of the most 
stable sites on the net.:-)
It's only good for 2048 bytes at a time but that's better than nothing.

 - - Mob

Ben Laurie skrev:
> Udhay Shankar N wrote:
>> British start-up Yuzoz has announced that it will be launching its beta
>> service in the next two weeks--an online random-number generator driven
>> by astronomical events.
>> Working with data from satellites and observatories, Yuzoz will use the
>> solar wind, the clouds of Venus, the Northern Lights, Jupiter's
>> shortwave emissions and other cosmic events to generate 200 choices per
>> second.
>> While the beta service will use only a single source--the solar wind--to
>> deliver a selection of numbers, the full service, due at the end of
>> January, will have many more options, including the ability to give the
>> site a list of choices and have it pick one.
> Using a random number generator, presumably. If only we could find a
> good source of randomness... :-)
> This kind of service has been discussed here before, of course. The
> usual verdict: so much better for attackers, especially if they work for
> Yuzoz.
> Cheers,
> Ben.

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