Randomness

Good randomness is at the center of cryptography. It is used to generate keys, IVs, nonces, etc.

Is Dual EC a good algorithm?

No.

Is math/random a good package ot generate randomness?

In most languages, any math/random packages or libraries will offer APIs to generate non-cryptographically secure randomness. These libraries are not to be used to generate randomness for security purposes.

linux: random vs urandom

getrandom

windows: ?

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Is it better to use a kernel random-number generator?

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  • restored snapshots of a VM will generate the same random numbers
  • at boot, might generate the same random numbers

Are UUID randoms?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19085189

Is RDRAND secure?

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