2000-05-22 00:07:08[permalink] [raw]
Alexander Viro wrote:
> On Sun, 21 May 2000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > What if you simply tuned a cheap FM receiver to just static and fed
> > > that into a soundcard. Then reading from /dev/dsp or something would
> > > return pretty good random data, right ?
> > An attacker with a radio transmitter...
> Faraday's cage + mic with a nasty loopback. The real problem being: you
> want a random data with known distribution and none of these methods will
> give that.
Random number source by radioactive decay ;-)