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Chaos of Randomness

The previously reported bug in the Debian OpenSSL library had besides the directly associated negative impact also brought forward a lot of good things! Consciousness about random numbers (unpredictable numbers) and their importance in cryptography and security in general, has highly improved, as many discussions on mailing lists and forums can attest. New tools for […]

Randomly Broken Randomness

No, it’s not a news item anymore. Nevertheless, after scores of revocation requests came in at the StartCom CA because of a vulnerability in the pseudo random number generator of Debian’s OpenSSL package and dozens of news site reported this stupidity, I can’t hold myself back anymore. The developers of Debian apparently decided to fix […]