[Cryptography] [cryptography] Underhanded Crypto

Ben Laurie ben at links.org
Wed Dec 3 07:18:56 EST 2014

On Tue Dec 02 2014 at 5:17:03 PM Henry Baker <hbaker1 at pipeline.com> wrote:

> At 10:03 PM 12/1/2014, Tom Mitchell wrote:
> >On Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 8:59 PM, <lists at notatla.org.uk> wrote:
> >I suspect the joke has been missed.
> >
> >https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2008/05/random_number_b.html
> >http://www.links.org/?p=327
> Relying on an _uninitialized variable_ to produce randomness is perhaps
> even more idiotic than blaming the person who removed this line of code.

Failing to understand the issue is more idiotic still.

The code that was removed was not the code that "relied" on an unitlialised
variable, and nor did the code rely on it anyway.
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