DakaRand 1.0: revisiting clock drift for entropy generation

In a recent post on his blog, security researcher Dan Kaminsky builds on the work of Matt Blaze and D.P. Mitchell’s TrueRand from 1996 while expanding on his Defcon 20 talk. In summary, any system with two clocks has a hardware number generator. The clocks’ tolerances lead to jitter, producing unmodelable noise in the system. […]