[Freedombox-discuss] Crypto questions

bertagaz at ptitcanardnoir.org bertagaz at ptitcanardnoir.org
Fri Jun 10 09:16:44 UTC 2011


On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 12:07:30PM +0800, Sandy Harris wrote:
> 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?

Giving the same feature, there is the haveged daemon, which is already
packaged into Debian and working quite well and doesn't require to have a
sound card and enable its microphone.


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