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Old 10th December 2013
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Default FreeBSD abandoning hardware randomness

From http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/12...re_randomness/

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In yet another washup from the Snowden revelations, the developers of FreeBSD have decided to take several steps backwards in their crypto work, to stop using hardware random number generators (RNGs).

The two hardware RNGs singled out by the FreeBSD developers in this post are Intel's RDRAND (in Ivy Bridge processors), and VIA's Padlock.

The decision was made at the FreeBSD Developer Summit, held in Malta in September, but the decision to pull the hardware RNGs didn't attract any attention at the time.
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Some more details and links can be found at http://arstechnica.com/security/2013...evelopers-say/
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