Re: Entropy Pool Contents
From: Eran Tromer
Date: Tue Nov 28 2006 - 08:35:40 EST
On 2006-11-27 23:52, Kyle Moffett wrote:
> Actually, our current /dev/random implementation is secure even if the
> cryptographic algorithms can be broken under traditional circumstances.
This is far from obvious, and in my opinion incorrect. David explained
this very well in his follow-up. Other pertinent references are
Gutterman Pinkas Reinman '06 , Barak and Halevi '05 [2, Section 5.1],
and the "/dev/random is probably not" thread .
The current algorithm is probably OK for casual users in normal
circumstances, but advertising it as absolutely secure is dangerously
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