[cryptography] Quality of HAVEGE algorithm for entropy?
sandyinchina at gmail.com
Tue Nov 26 10:56:30 EST 2013
On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 6:46 PM, coderman <coderman at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 24, 2013 at 2:04 PM, Fabio Pietrosanti (naif)
> <lists at infosecurity.ch> wrote:
>> i found such a very nice piece of software that's said to provide added
>> entropy using HAVEGE algorithm:
>> Any opinion on the usefulness of that kind of tool as an additional
>> entropy source for crypto operations on a Linux system?
> do it yesterday! i have been using this (haveged) for many years, in
> addition to physical entropy sources, and it is very much a useful
> addition to host entropy sources.
See here for another one, possibly more suitable on very limited
systems like phones or routers, and a PDF that discusses several
others including Havege.
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