Random Number Generators for Cryptography

Authored by: Viktor Fischer , Patrick Haddad

Circuits and Systems for Security and Privacy

Print publication date:  May  2016
Online publication date:  May  2016

Print ISBN: 9781482236880
eBook ISBN: 9781482236897
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b19499-8

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Abstract

Random number generators (RNGs) are computational or physical functions generating a sequence of bits or symbols (e.g., groups of bits – numbers) that do not feature any pattern – generated bits or symbols (numbers) are independent and uniformly distributed. Random number generators have many applications in modern technologies. They are widely used in cryptography, but also in Monte Carlo simulations of complex systems, as noise generators in telecommunication systems, in games, slot machines, etc.

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