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The dangers of weak random numbers

The dangers of weak random numbers

Posted Feb 21, 2008 7:48 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
In reply to: The dangers of weak random numbers by cventers
Parent article: The dangers of weak random numbers

One of my past workplaces used a random number generator seeded by an 
unintentional buffer read-overrun for years before anyone noticed. (Given 
that it was also deriving AES keys from that excellent source of secrets, 
getuid(), expecting any sort of randomness tests to be performed on the 
RNG was perhaps expecting too much.)


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