[cryptography] [Cryptography] OneRNG kickstarter project looking for donations

Francisco Guerreiro francisg at fnop.net
Mon Dec 22 04:29:03 EST 2014

Wonder if OneRNG can have a microusb port eventually, its crappy arm
embeddeds where I miss entropy the most
On 21 Dec 2014 17:53, "ianG" <iang at iang.org> wrote:

> And, boom.  OneRNG just blasted through its $10k ask.  This project races
> ahead.  I'd like to think that the depth of support indicates we really do
> have a need for vibrant cheap open RNGs.  The more the merrier.
> https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/moonbaseotago/onerng-
> an-open-source-entropy-generator
> Paul tells me over-funding will be used to do a bigger run.  So we can
> pretty reliably predict that these things will happen sometime after Jan
> when it closes.
> Probably still a good idea to support the project because you get sent a
> unit anyway, and more funds will almost certainly lead to other benefits.
> iang
> On 16/12/2014 16:39 pm, ianG wrote:
>> Surprisingly, the OneRNG project is already half way to the goal of $10k
>> NZD after only a week.
>> https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/moonbaseotago/onerng-
>> an-open-source-entropy-generator
>> One reason I really like this project is that it is hopefully totally
>> open.  If we can seed the world with open hardware designs, we can have
>> a chance of leaking this project into all sorts of other things like
>> home routers, IoT things, Bitcoin hardware wallets etc.
>> iang
>> On 15/12/2014 19:18 pm, ianG wrote:
>>> After Edward Snowden's recent revelations about how compromised our
>>> internet security has become some people have worried about whether the
>>> hardware we're using is compromised - is it? We honestly don't know, but
>>> like a lot of people we're worried about our privacy and security.
>>> What we do know is that the NSA has corrupted some of the random number
>>> generators in the OpenSSL software we all use to access the internet,
>>> and has paid some large crypto vendors millions of dollars to make their
>>> software less secure. Some people say that they also intercept hardware
>>> during shipping to install spyware.
>>> We believe it's time we took back ownership of the hardware we use day
>>> to day. This project is one small attempt to do that - OneRNG is an
>>> entropy generator, it makes long strings of random bits from two
>>> independent noise sources that can be used to seed your operating
>>> system's random number generator. This information is then used to
>>> create the secret keys you use when you access web sites, or use
>>> cryptography systems like SSH and PGP.
>>> Openness is important, we're open sourcing our hardware design and our
>>> firmware, our board is even designed with a removable RF noise shield (a
>>> 'tin foil hat') so that you can check to make sure that the circuits
>>> that are inside are exactly the same as the circuits we build and sell.
>>> In order to make sure that our boards cannot be compromised during
>>> shipping we make sure that the internal firmware load is signed and
>>> cannot be spoofed.
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