PRNG's sources of entropy
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Posted By:   donal_hanna
Posted On:   Tuesday, March 5, 2002 08:50 AM

hi,


i've had a look at the j2se 1.4 documentation for both SecureRandom [http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4/docs/api/java/security/SecureRandom.html] and related methods such as setSeed.


This is in the context of setting a standard on the quality of a number of crypto programming activities which rely on a good quality source of randomness.


Does anyone know exactly [i.e., other than it being something to do with the system time] what the jvm uses as a source of entropy??


thanks,


donal

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