ps -laxww for randmoness?
Perry E. Metzger
pmetzger at shearson.com
Mon Dec 14 15:43:24 PST 1992
>From: yanek at novavax.nova.edu (Yanek Martinson)
>How about using ps -laxww as a source of randomness?
Its a rather bad source. Operations of a computer system are
suprisingly low on entropy. I'd guess that, if I needed to and had
enough resources, I could break such a generator without more than a
few months work, and even get the system to break it semi-automatic.
No one here seems to think in terms of cryptanalysis and how people do
it when they come up with their schemes.
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