Fluid Dynamics: How a Wall of Lava Lamps Helps Encrypt 10% of the Internet

[ By WebUrbanist in Gaming & Computing & Technology. ]

Computers have a real problem when it comes generating truly random numbers, which has led one web-critical cybersecurity firm to reference an array of lava lamps to create unique and unpredictable code.

The lamps are recorded on video in Cloudflare’s San Francisco headquarters, then translate those movements to create encryption keys for the web. The results help protect internet giants including Uber, OKCupid,


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