[Cryptography] Photon beam splitters for "true" random number generation ?

Peter Gutmann pgut001 at cs.auckland.ac.nz
Sun Dec 13 21:52:19 EST 2015

Henry Baker <hbaker1 at pipeline.com> writes:

>Next question: how in the world could such a device ever be certified not to
>have a 'quantum insert' from our TAO friends?  The sales of these devices
>probably number in the tens per month, so purchasing even *one* would raise a
>flag at GCHQ.

Their intended market is gaming machines, about the only situation where the
cost is justified, so there's little point to backdooring them.  They're
reasonably nice devices, and easy to interface to, I've had support for them
in my code for awhile.


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