Here’s a forgotten video from the vaults. This isn’t any big security incident or vulnerability, just news of a novel way one company creates seeds of randomness for their cryptographic algorithms. If you don’t know why randomness is important to cyrptography, or why computers struggle to be random, this video primer might help. Watch below to learn more about why lava lamps can help secure digital transactions. As an aside, I made this video weeks ago but forgot to post, so the references are older than the video suggests.
Episode Runtime: 5:36
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClLnSvkXQ1k
- Article on Lava Lamps protection CloudFlare encryption – Digital Trends
- Tom Scott’s great video on this topic – YouTube
- A good article on the importance of randomness to cryptography – Design Reuse