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Old 10-19-2013, 08:42 AM   #1
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LXer: Paper Questions Robustness of Two Linux PRNGs

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The sanctity of the dev/random random number generator used in the Linux kernel has been a hot-button issue for more than a month. A petition posted to in September to remove RdRand from dev/random, for example, was met with fury from Linus Torvalds who called the developer who posted it “ignorant,” suggesting not so nicely too that the developer learn more about cryptography.



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