What cryptographic key generation needs is a good source of entrophy

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Imagine you’re about to play a board game that involves using dice, say Monopoly, Yahtzee, Cluedo, Dungeons & Dragons…1 In most cases, at least where you’re interested in playing a fair game, you want to be pretty sure that there’s a random distribution of the dice-roll results. In other words, for a six-sided dice, you’d hope that, for each roll, there’s an equal chance that any of the numbers one through six will appear.

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Author: dasuberworm

Standing just over 2 meters and hailing from о́стров Ратма́нова, Dasuberworm is a professional cryptologist, entrepreneur and cage fighter. When he's not breaking cyphers and punching people in the face, Das enjoys receiving ominous DHL packages at one of his many drop sites in SE Asia.

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