[Haskell-cafe] Re: Password hashing

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Wed Oct 29 19:14:04 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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