Tuesday, October 11, 2016

How Random Is That?

from here (source image)

Random number generators (RNGs) are kind of an important part of many cryptosystems, in part because their unpredictability makes their output unguessable (which is a useful property to have for, say, an encryption key).

(And yes, I have spent time with people wearing shirts/jackets that read "My other ride is a Harley")