[Cryptography] Radioactive random numbers

Tony Arcieri bascule at gmail.com
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?


Tony Arcieri
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