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Entropy on a USB stick

October 01, 2009

If you care about security then you care about encryption. If you care about encryption then you know how important it is to have access to a good entropy source. (Or you should know. Not many people talk about entropy. I guess that it's something not very exciting to talk about.) Perhaps there are other similar devices and this is old news to some, but I was pleasantly surprised to learn that entropy is now available for little money, on a humble USB key:

The Entropy Key is a small, unobtrusive and easily installed USB stick that generates high-quality random numbers, or entropy, which can improve the performance, security and reliability of servers.

Get it from Simtec Electronics.