I saw an OpenSSL security advisory for Openssl 0.9.6a Recently a cryptographic flaw in OpenSSL's built-in pseudo-random number generator (PRNG) was pointed out to us by Markku-Juhani O. Saarinen , ...
Is there any benefit in determining how random a given file, stream, signal is? I guess this would be useful to determine If something is (poorly) encrypted To verify the proper encryption of a ...
I hope this is not a stupid question :/ but I'm trying to generate a true random number from smartphone's accelerometer, than pass it as seed to a CSPRNG to generate true random numbers. I know that a ...
We have the following requirement for creating a token in .NET to be used in providing a challenge token and an actual authentication (auth) token. The auth token will then be used to authenticated ...
I have been using GUIDs as un-guessable tokens in various situations for some time. I came across this question/answer which seems to suggest that while this is ok in some situations, it should not ...
I am working on a real-life project for a firm. I have to encrypt data using AES 256 as per specification. I want to know how are the key and IV are really chosen in real world projects. /dev/urandom ...