TheCamper asks: "The generation of random numbers is very important in many areas, especially encryption. Pseudo Random numbers created by software is simply not good enough. Many key generation applications ask the user to move the mouse or bang on the keyboard to add to the randomness. You can also purchase a (very expensive) hardware random number generator to make truly random numbers. Wanting the randomness of a hardware random number generator without wanting to pay for or build my own, I was wondering if crinkling cellophane (or the like) into my computer's microphone would be considered random enough for serious encryption key generation." What entropy sources would you use for the generation of strong encryption keys?
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