In computing, entropy is the randomness collected by an operating system or application for use in cryptography or other uses that require random data. This randomness is often collected from hardware sources, either pre-existing ones such as mouse movements or specially provided randomness ...
Questions about the strength of pass phrases frequently popup, as does: how to generate a strong passphrase? I tried to combine both in a tool. The free tool also includes recovery time estimations ...
I'm playing around with dieharder on some of my systems and have gotten some worrisome results from OS X 10.10.2 (14C109). This is running dieharder -a -g 500 so it should be testing /dev/random. I ...