Tuesday, March 5, 2002 08:50 AM
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??