[openssl-project] Entropy seeding the DRBG
kurt at roeckx.be
Mon Apr 30 16:22:09 UTC 2018
On Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 06:00:20PM +0200, Richard Levitte wrote:
> So I'd like to have it confirmed that I'm reading this right, that's
> about 0.08 entropy bits per 8 data bits? Or is it per data bit?
Per symbol, being 8 bits for what you provided.
> Depending on the interpretation, we either have 1 bit of entropy per
> 12 data bits... or per 100 data bits... The latter has my heart
It's per 100 bits, and that's really still an overestimate. One of
the models they used was able to predict it that well. It might be
possible to create a better model.
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