[Ach] removed outdated info on Linux RNG / haveged
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Sun May 7 13:30:52 CEST 2017
On Sat, May 06, 2017 at 05:06:03PM +0200, Aaron Zauner wrote:
> This is simply wrong and misquotes the information provided in the
> cited factorable.net paper (compare to "Experiment" in Section 5.1).
> The issue of "boot time entropy" only affects the very first boot-up
> of a machine or VM. States are saved across reboots.
Um, no. On many embedded system there is no persistent filesystem. So
this happens on *every* reboot. Affected systems are WLAN routers and
many other embedded systems with a read-only flash filesystem (e.g.
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