[Freedombox-discuss] Crypto questions

Sandy Harris sandyinchina at gmail.com
Fri Jun 10 04:07:30 UTC 2011

Sandy Harris <sandyinchina at gmail.com> wrote:

> Almost all crypto needs random numbers, and much
> otherwise sound crypto is easily broken if it is used
> with a weak random source.
> ...
> Where the plug has a sound card equivalent, and
> it isn't used for sound, there is a good solution
> using circuit noise in the card as the basis for
> a hardware RNG.
> http://www.av8n.com/turbid/paper/turbid.htm

That compiles without problems on Ubuntu, so
I assume on Debian. I have not yet gotten around
to the testing and packaging issues, and am not
likely to soon. Volunteers?

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