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

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Sat Dec 26 23:53:25 EST 2015

On Sat, 26 Dec 2015, Arnold Reinhold wrote:

> I tried destroying an SD card with a hammer once. It’s tricky to prevent 
> chip fragments from flying all over the room. And how small do the have 
> to be before data recover is impossible? Or what temperature do you have 
> to raise them to? The best solution is to use a microprocessor that does 
> not need to store any sensitive data in flash.

A good hot flame?  What's the melting point of gold and silicon, anyway?  
What do jewellers use; just a hand-held blow-torch, isn't it?

I'll be willing to stake my nuts that not even the NSA could recover 
anything from a molten slump of randomised mixed chemicals.

Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)  "Those who don't understand security will suffer."

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