[cryptography] [liberationtech] Random number generator failure in Rasperri Pis?

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Fri Jul 19 08:04:25 EDT 2013


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Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 14:03:23 +0200
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Subject: [liberationtech] Random number generator failure in Rasperri Pis?
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Hi all,

Just came accross this article, apparently showing the bad quality of
the hardware RNG in Raspberri Pi devices.

http://scruss.com/blog/2013/06/07/well-that-was-unexpected-the-raspberry-pis-hardware-random-number-generator/

Quite interesting since (pseudo-) random numbers are heavily used in
crypto. Interesting also to see another post on this topic, after the
study of a random number generation procedure formerly used in Cryptocat
and that was also problematic.

Datalove,
KheOps





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