anelok: an ugly case and a bit of randomness

Werner Almesberger werner at
Mon Oct 14 15:37:12 EDT 2013

Andrea Bolognani wrote:
> I find it amusing that today's xkcd[1] is such a perfect match for this
> mail. I mean, /what are the chances/? ;)

Oh, there's quite a bit of talk about RNGs these days :-)
Just to name a few:,leaked-nsa-docs-suggest-dualecdrbg-backdoor.aspx

The above are fairly hands-on, but the subject is also getting
renewed attention in academia:

There's a lot of Linux in this list but my memory is selective.
I tend to forget about the issues found in closed products since
they can't really be verified and thus can't be trusted:,_but_verify

- Werner

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