[Cryptography] Photon beam splitters for "true" random number generation ?
jayeye at gmail.com
Mon Dec 14 13:11:09 EST 2015
OK, I'll bite.
On Sat, Dec 12, 2015 at 10:06 PM, Henry Baker <hbaker1 at pipeline.com> wrote:
> I'm not a physicist
This is not just a matter of physics. You have a lot of other
components in the system, each introducing noise of various forms
(mostly thermal, but lots of other kinds of noise is introduced by
What's the point anyway? In a real system, there are lots of points
*after* the actual generation of a random event where the bitstream
may be compromised (and certification doesn't mean anything, as the
certifiers are also your usual adversaries, and they are just a way
for lawyers to point fingers at each other anyway, or, like most
certifications, they are marketing hype to get upper-level management
to sign off on expensive purchases.
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