Windows info

Jim Cheetham jim at
Sat Dec 27 10:00:34 GMT 2014

>From the recent reddit thread this turned up ...

[–]jib 4 points 2 days ago 
I don't know anything about Windows development, but...
Applications will get random numbers with CryptGenRandom ( In Windows Vista and later, I think this is implemented as part of CNG (
cng.sys manages the entropy pool and contains some not-officially-documented functions such as EntropyRegisterSource; see .
Maybe you could write a driver that uses these functions to inject entropy into Windows' pool, enabling unmodified applications to make use of the OneRNG.

As usual, I haven't read it yet :-) but will do soon enough.

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