Re: new /dev/random
From: Guy Macon (http://www.guymacon.com)
Date: Thu, 07 Oct 2004 11:42:20 -0700
Patrick J. LoPresti <email@example.com> says...
>The definition of random is that an attacker cannot feasibly
>predict future output from past output. Just like the definition of
>"secure cipher" is that an attacker cannot feasibly determine the
>plaintext given the ciphertext.
No offense, but that's the worst definition of "random" that I have
ever seen. A PRNG is not a source of random numbers. That's why
we have the P in the name: PSEUDO-Random Number Generator.