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Re: Random numbers

From: Nadim <nadim@nadim.cc>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2012 11:01:08 -0400
To: Philip Gladstone <pgladsto@cisco.com>
Cc: public-webcrypto@w3.org
Message-ID: <004CC82A1C09495A914570849F6FBDC7@nadim.cc>
Also, very relevant is window.crypto.getRandomValues: http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/Crypto

NK


On Tuesday, 15 May, 2012 at 10:59 AM, Nadim wrote:

> 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. 
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> NK
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> On Tuesday, 15 May, 2012 at 10:52 AM, Philip Gladstone wrote:
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> > 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..
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> > 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 
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> > Attachments: 
> > - smime.p7s
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