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Feature/addon/side-project? - True random number / password generator

Topics: Feature Requests, Users Discussion
Feb 14, 2016 at 5:08 PM
Not sure how much interest there is in this idea.
The random pool generator in VeraCrypt seems to be as close to a true RNG as an average user can get on an ordinary PC without special hardware. Could it be further developed into a true random number / password generator for users who want to pick a good password? Not necessarily for VeraCrypt volumes, but any password for anything.
Mar 21, 2016 at 8:28 PM
I always learned that a machine can never be truly random..... It's always running some algorithm in pseudo randomness... Sorry to bump a thread.
Mar 22, 2016 at 3:18 AM
Of course, algorithms can only be pseudorandom, but that's precisely the point of collecting "randomness" from users' mouse movement. This extra randomness is what makes VeraCrypt's random number generator closer to a true random generator than most others. I'm not trying to say that it is a true random number generator in the strict sense.
Besides, it's possible to generate true random numbers on some special hardware.