After some component shopping and leaving the current prototype to produce some serious test output, my hardware random number generator project takes several unexpected turns.
Table of Contents
00:00:45 What case to use for the device?
00:01:45 Shopping somewhat specialized components
00:02:35 Kasper Pedersen’s suggestion using a Schottky diode and some new performance observations
00:03:50 Surprising results with alternative Zener diodes
00:05:40 PIC and MSP430 programmers, SMD vs. through-hole soldering, and reconsidering my choice of microcontroller
00:08:00 Auditing PCBs with SMD ICs, and ideas on production
00:10:23 Test results from my current prototype
00:11:50 Whitebox testing the generator
00:12:17 Checksumming the output
00:12:45 Additional testing within the microcontroller
00:13:35 Documenting the project
00:13:55 Threat models with hardware random number generators
00:15:00 Reading recommendation: Ross Anderson, Security Engineering
Update: There’s a second edition available both in print and online
Ross Anderson, Security Engineering with both first and second edition available online.