Subject: Re: System clock resolution and random numbers
To: Ty Sarna <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/02/1997 11:36:45
>Actually, one of Tom Clancy's books mentioned an idea like that --
>matched pairs of CDs of high-quality random numbers used as keys.
>Pop them in the microwave when you're done.

that, i believe, was in "cardinal of the kremlin" and they made the cds
by sampling atmospheric noise and overlaying lots of samples.  then the
encryption/decryption key (the cd was used as a otp) was simply an
offset into the cd's data.  cute, eh?

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