Reply to post: Very platform dependant

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

Red Ted

Very platform dependant

On a number of configurations of embedded systems this will product no entropy at all.

"HWRNGs are, by nature, black boxes, unauditable, and untrustworthy, so they're out,"

I think he will find that there are auditable tests that can prove to your chosen level how random a HWRNG actually is.

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