[Haskell-cafe] Re: Password hashing

Andrew Butterfield Andrew.Butterfield at cs.tcd.ie
Wed Oct 29 19:07:39 EDT 2008

> someone asked:
>>> What can be used for generating a random salt? Is System.Random
>>> secure enough?
Achim Schneider wrote:
> ...or by pinging a random host and taking the time difference, checking
> the current cpu temperature and fan speed, counting how many times
> your process gets suspended in a certain amount of time, taking a
> picture of a lava lamp and hashing it, booting windows, not doing
> anything, and measure the time it takes to crash, hashing a snapshot
> of the slashdot frontpage, and, last, but not least, measuring the
> amount of spam per second currently swooshing into your mail account.

or http://www.random.org/ perhaps ?

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