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Basically, yes. Moving the mouse randomly around the screen generates random data used as a salt when generating your cryptographic keys for the encryption process.



Not to beat a dead horse, but I started reading more about Entropy Encryption Generation, and found a whitepaper that Hush published I found to be an interesting read:


If you're not inclined to read the whole WP, there is a little blurb at the bottom titled "Pseudo-Random Number Generation that talks about the mouse thing. :D

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Can you have an alternative action?

I would love to use my iPad, buy Safari on the iPad doesn't support mouse actions. So I can never login.... :(

I'd also love a mobile verison of the site to use with my iPhone - that's for another forum I know - just thinkning ahead...

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