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[liberationtech] [cryptography] Random number generator failure in Rasperri Pis?

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Fri Jul 19 05:48:03 PDT 2013


----- Forwarded message from Peter Gutmann <pgut001 at cs.auckland.ac.nz> -----

Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2013 00:44:33 +1200
From: Peter Gutmann <pgut001 at cs.auckland.ac.nz>
To: cryptography at randombit.net, eugen at leitl.org, info at postbiota.org, zs-p2p at googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: [cryptography] [liberationtech] Random number generator failure in Rasperri Pis?

Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> quotes:

>Just came accross this article, apparently showing the bad quality of the
>hardware RNG in Raspberri Pi devices.
>
>http://scruss.com/blog/2013/06/07/well-that-was-unexpected-the-raspberry-pis-hardware-random-number-generator/

That shows the bad quality of RANDU.  It shows that the Pi randomness source
seems OK, at least as determined by rngtest.

Peter.

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