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Random Number Generators from Smartphones
(05-10-2014, 06:03 PM)Ithuriel Wrote: It would not take a Tipler Oracle to subvert the camera firmware ;-)

True, but in OA people can be subverted, so keep your hardware close.

(05-10-2014, 06:03 PM)Ithuriel Wrote: That doesn't even make sense. Generating a flood of random numbers is no good unless you can share it with message recipients securely. This is why one-time pads are created ahead of time and shared in a face-to-face meeting. Given the need to generate the numbers offline, speed is of secondary importance.

I think that's talking about keys, not pads. Random numbers can be used for both.
Keys can be securely transmitted using quantum key distribution.

If you have a quantum secure channel, you could also transmit arbitrarily large one-time pads that could then later be used for, e.g., cellphone communication.

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RE: Random Number Generators from Smartphones - by JohnnyYesterday - 05-11-2014, 06:40 AM

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