Myths About /dev/urandom

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story imageThe differences between /dev/random and /dev/urandom have spawned some misconceptions. This article attempts to explain some of the myths surrounding this perplexing random number device.

Also of interest, is a report on weak entropy in key generation, especially during bootup, and another report on the aftermath of Debian's recent OpenSSL vulnerability.

Interesting (Score: 1)

by computermachine@pipedot.org on 2014-03-10 17:34 (#CZ)

It seems that my general idea of how /dev/{u,}random works was wrong. Very interesting article.
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