W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-webcrypto@w3.org > May 2012

Re: Random numbers

From: Nadim <nadim@nadim.cc>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2012 10:59:53 -0400
To: Philip Gladstone <pgladsto@cisco.com>
Cc: public-webcrypto@w3.org
Message-ID: <3AC5D2F1E9DE47279CB215FCD5481649@nadim.cc>
If we implement AES and SHA-2, we can use these as building blocks for a Fortuna RNG (spec. Bruce Schneier, Niels Ferguson.) I've already implemented Fortuna in JS and it's definitely feasible. 

NK


On Tuesday, 15 May, 2012 at 10:52 AM, Philip Gladstone wrote:

> I believe that the crypto API should have a method for generating cryptographically secure random numbers. This is non-trivial to get right, but there is hardware support in some new chips for generating high quality random numbers. A uniform random number interface can abstract the platform differences and provide a uniform interface..
> 
> Philip
> -- Philip Gladstone Distinguished Engineer Product Development pgladstone@cisco.com (mailto:pgladstone@cisco.com) Phone: +1 978-ZEN-TOAD (+1 978 936 8623) Google: +1 978 800 1010 Ham radio: N1DQ 
> 
> 
> Attachments: 
> - smime.p7s
> 
Received on Tuesday, 15 May 2012 15:00:25 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 6 January 2015 21:17:10 UTC