On Friday 16 May 2008 02:47:04 pm Colm Buckley wrote:
> Most purely numeric RNGs have
> the disadvantage that they are highly predictable if the initial conditions
> are captured - the OpenSSL weakness discussed here falls into this
> category; the ill-advised patch removed almost all of the unpredictable
> components of the RNG seed, leaving a very small keyspace.
You might as well say that if the printer attached to your quantum device
gets stuck printing out 0's then the quantum device must be at fault.
Actually, I don't think the Ubuntu SSL error was that bad.
I very much doubt if anyone broke anybody's code.
As far as I can see, most System Administrators suffer from paranoia.
I'm amazed at the number of people who are convinced they have
something of supreme value on the hard disk of their laptop.
"Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice;
nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity."
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