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.

Re: Mostly handwavy nonsense himself (Score: 1)

by brendank310@pipedot.org on 2014-03-11 00:23 (#E1)

I was thinking of Fortuna, and I'd see them more as bird baths ;).
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