[Cryptography] who cares about actual randomness?
jsd at av8n.com
Wed Feb 5 15:35:34 EST 2014
On 02/05/2014 01:11 PM, Jerry Leichter wrote:
> I'll do you one better. I'll bring my favorite "true random number
> generator". I built it using your Turbid designs, and it also mixes
> in the RDRAND output of four separate Intel chips. Plus a couple of
> other sources for good measure.
> See, I have it all beautifully assembled in this clear plastic box.
> You can even see all the parts.
> Ready to play?
Millions of people do play for high stakes, placing their trust
in entropy -- you know, real physics entropy -- and in procedural
safeguards such as clear plastic boxes.
Can you convince these people to trust a PRNG instead?
Can you make even a plausible argument that they would be better
off using a PRNG instead?
And, by the way, where did you get the /seed/ for your PRNG, for
this application or any other?
As I have said before:
I can imagine a HRNG without a PRNG,
but not vice versa.
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