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

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Re: Sounds very familiar

My thought exactly, therefore I went ahead and looked at the paper itself to see if the authors referenced HAVEGE. They have, if only in passing and not exactly favourably (they claim, without actually discussing that claim mind you, that HAVEGE is both poorly understood and overly complex). Therefore, what the take-home message of this paper *really* is less of "look to the CPU jitter for good randomness", which indeed is nothing new, and more of "here is how you can use CPU jitter to generate good randomness IN A STRAIGHTFORWARD WAY".

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