[cryptography] Kernel space vs userspace RNG

Ben Laurie ben at links.org
Mon May 9 17:10:39 EDT 2016


On 9 May 2016 at 10:01, Luca Testoni <info at lucatestoni.it> wrote:
> On 06/05/2016 18:12, Kevin wrote:
>> I may be way off but it seems to me that a colonel level RNG can only
>> pick up entropy from boot which means hardware noise.  Isn't that easy
>> to beat with an acoustic attack?  Maybe user space is a bit better
>> because you have more entropy to be gathered.
>
> Hi all, first time here
> Recently i've presented my thesis based on TRNG.
> I've made a circuit oscillator based on Chua's circuit that produce RN
> and pass the FIPS 140-2 test.

Its a bummer, but completely deterministic systems can pass any
realisable test for randomness. It proves very little.


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