Blog Posts Tagged with "Random Number Generator"

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Algorithms: When is Random Really Random?

February 21, 2012 Added by:Alan Woodward

The fact that we rely upon pseudorandom numbers is a potential problem for IT security. If a machine is using a known algorithm to generate a number that your system then treats as random, what is to stop an attacker from calculating that same number if he knows your algorithm...

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Researchers Discover Widespread Cryptographic Vulnerabilities

February 15, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The consequences of these vulnerabilities are extremely serious. In all cases, a weak key would allow an eavesdropper on the network to learn confidential information, such as passwords or the content of messages, exchanged with a vulnerable server...

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Where is the Focus on Randomness in Cryptography?

June 27, 2011 Added by:Emmett Jorgensen

The risk in using an RNG that is not truly random stems from the ability of an attacker analyzing the encrypted data and potentially discovering patterns to the encryption. This could allow some type of reverse engineering of the encrypted data or keys...

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