[cryptography] RDRAND not really random with Oracle Studio 12.3 + patches

Kevin kevinsisco61784 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 11 11:18:59 EDT 2016


This is why I always advocate for focusing more on layering security.  
The cryptographic community has spent so much time fiddling around with 
that one source of randomness.  It's better to have another layer of 
security.  For instance:
https://www.github.com/kjsisco/securerg


On 6/10/2016 7:50 PM, Jeffrey Walton wrote:
> Ouch... just came across this...
> https://community.oracle.com/thread/2565486?start=0&tstart=0
>
> I did not think it was possible to foul the hardware generated random
> numbers (sans an occasional underflow).
>
> Jeff
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