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The dangers of weak random numbers ... 10 years on

The dangers of weak random numbers ... 10 years on

Posted Feb 21, 2008 8:47 UTC (Thu) by stuart (subscriber, #623)
Parent article: The dangers of weak random numbers

So the 1997 OpenBSD modifications to the id generation code stood the test of time for over 10
years. In today's world, that's impressive.

It's unsurprising that someone has eventually found a way of exploiting weakness in the code.
I find it a little strange that the OpenBSD team *appear* to be sticking their heads in the
sand but knowing them, they'll quietly fix the issues sooner or later once they deem them to
be real.

Enjoyable article though -- thanks.

Now if only openntpd and ISC ntpd could not suck.


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