[Cryptography] Is Ron right on randomness
iang at iang.org
Sun Nov 27 14:02:16 EST 2016
On 26/11/2016 09:38, Salz, Rich wrote:
>> Absolutely right. Only TRNGs that make raw data available should be trusted. Further, the source should have a simple physical model which is proven out by measurements, preferably continuously.
> Meanwhile, back in the real world... What should OpenSSL do, given the wide number of platforms and huge uninformed community that depends on it, do?
It should read from /dev/urandom .
That covers all Mac OSX, all Linux and all Android, which makes for the
majority of devices.
Left over is Microsoft, iOS and misc? Push them to add a file device?
 The economics is that the platform can more easily solve this
problem than the application, and should solve this problem.
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