[cryptography] Hardware Randomizer (SE Android)

coderman coderman at gmail.com
Mon Mar 5 00:44:03 EST 2012


On Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 9:34 PM, coderman <coderman at gmail.com> wrote:
> .
> the hardware random source is just a component in application layer
> entropy availability, but it would be similar to what you'd in the
> twin high bitrate hardware noise sources in the entropy key or the VIA
> padlock instructions, and other on die and bus noise sources.

looks like entropy key is 32 kbit/s, [0]
via padlock xstore 1-2Mbps to 100+Mbps (per bios&mode) [1]
intel ??? (slower than xstore)  [2]

0.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_hardware_random_number_generators
1. http://www.cryptography.com/public/pdf/VIA_rngsum.pdf
2. http://www.cryptography.com/public/pdf/IntelRNG.pdf



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