Closed Bug 502420 Opened 12 years ago Closed 12 years ago
predictable random number generator used in web browsers
User-Agent: Midori/0.1.6 (X11; Linux; U; en-us) WebKit/532+ Build Identifier: hello, it has been discovered that all of the major web browsers use a predictable pseudo-random number generator (PRNG). please see reference . the robust solution is to switch to a provably unpredictable PRNG such as Blum Blum Shub [1,2].  http://www.trusteer.com/temporary-user-tracking-in-major-browsers  Lenore Blum, Manual Blum, and Michael Shub, "A Simple Unpredictable Pseudo-Random Number Generator," SIAM Journal on Computing, volume 15, pages 364-383, May 1986.  http://rng.doesntexist.org/gmpbbs Reproducible: Always
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 322529
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