Paper Questions Robustness of Two Linux PRNGs

Posted by the_doctor on Oct 19, 2013 9:40 AM EDT
Threatpost; By Michael Mimoso
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The sanctity of the dev/random random number generator used in the Linux kernel has been a hot-button issue for more than a month. A petition posted to change.org in September to remove RdRand from dev/random, for example, was met with fury from Linus Torvalds who called the developer who posted it “ignorant,” suggesting not so nicely too that the developer learn more about cryptography.

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