Reply to post: Re: Round and round we go

Boffin: Dump hardware number generators for encryption and instead look within

Norman Nescio Silver badge

Re: Round and round we go

I prefer to trust a simple hardware random number generator that uses something like diode noise which is random down at the physics level.

You can only trust it if you built it yourself.

Becker, Regazzoni, Paar, Burleson: Stealthy Dopant-Level Hardware Trojans

the Trojan passes the functional testing procedure recommended by Intel for its RNG design as well as the NIST random number test suite. This shows that the dopant Trojan can be used to compromise the security of a meaningful real-world target while avoiding detection by functional testing as well as Trojan detection mechanisms.

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