[cryptography] urandom vs random

Tony Arcieri bascule at gmail.com
Fri Aug 16 12:03:44 EDT 2013


On Fri, Aug 16, 2013 at 8:47 AM, Patrick Mylund Nielsen <
cryptography at patrickmylund.com> wrote:

> Not for nothing, but that refers to both random and urandom, showing one
> problem with the entropy estimation, and another with the pool mixing
> function.
>

"Finally, we propose a simple and very efficient PRNG construction that is
provably robust in our new and stronger adversarial model. We therefore
recommend to use this construction whenever a PRNG with input is used for
cryptography."

-- 
Tony Arcieri
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