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Live Entropy Source

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  An approved entropy source (see [SP 800-90B]) that can provide an RBG with bits having a specified amount of entropy immediately upon request or within an acceptable amount of time, as determined by the user or application relying upon that RBG.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-90A Rev. 1