[Cryptography] Radioactive random numbers
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Wed Sep 11 20:06:00 EDT 2013
On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 4:18 PM, Perry E. Metzger <perry at piermont.com>wrote:
> The attraction of methods that use nothing but a handful of
> transistors is that they can be fabricated on chip and thus have
> nearly zero marginal cost. The huge disadvantage is that if your
> opponent can convince chip manufacturers to introduce small changes
> into their design, you're in trouble.
It seems like Intel's approach of using thermal noise is fairly sound. Is
there any reason why it isn't more widely adopted? Patents?
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