Linux random number generator
 uses various kernel events (key press statistics, mouse movements, interrupts) as randomness source and uses an LFSR pool along with hash function.
Zhang, "Evaluation of ECG random number generator
for wireless body sensor networks security," in Proceedings of the 2012 5th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2012, pp.
We shall not enter in the detail of these experiments and models here, but instead we shall focus on the results of a statistical test that we developed in the past in order to characterize quantum random number generators
that were developed at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (U.L.B.) and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (V.U.B.).
Roy, "On-the fly evaluation of FPGA-based true random number generator
", IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI, 2009, pp.
There are two major methods of random number generation, each with their own strengths and applications: Pseudo-Random Number Generators (PRNGs) and True Random Number Generators
Since the keys are based on the random polarization state of photons (light particles), which is ruled by the laws of quantum mechanics and not simply a mathematical formula, an adversary cannot predict the outcome of this "natural" random number generator
. The solution is "unbreakable by conventional cryptographic methods," says Duncan McBranch, Chief Technology Officer, LANL.
"There are a number of innovative payloads on there that will push the technology envelope a little bit," Sampson told RIA Novosti "There are some new experiments being trialed, one of which is a random number generator
that will use radiation events to create true random numbers.
* The use of functions including the random number generator
, conditional/ error, forecast/slope/intercept, and array.
A non-linear congruential pseudo random number generator
. Statistische Hefte, Vol.
The system, called Dual Elliptic Curve, was a random number generator
, but it had a deliberate flaw - or "back door" - that allowed the NSA to crack the encryption.
TRNG (true random number generator
) is widely used for designing hardware systems for secure applications such as secure wireless communications, electronic financial transactions, smart cards, mobile computing, and secure RFID.
We experimentally implemented crypto-server farms using BSV with existing Verilog IP logics such as an elliptic curve cryptoprocessor, a random number generator
, to build the elliptic curve crypto-processor server farms.
* A Serial over LAN with hardware RNC (Random Number Generator
Is it possible to create a truly random number generator
? If so, would using such a device spring us from the deterministic path we march along?