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Topics in Cryptology – CT-RSA 2013

Volume 7779 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 129-144

Randomly Failed! The State of Randomness in Current Java Implementations

  • Kai MichaelisAffiliated withLancaster UniversityHorst Görtz Institute for IT-Security, Ruhr-University Bochum
  • , Christopher MeyerAffiliated withLancaster UniversityHorst Görtz Institute for IT-Security, Ruhr-University Bochum
  • , Jörg SchwenkAffiliated withLancaster UniversityHorst Görtz Institute for IT-Security, Ruhr-University Bochum

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Abstract

This paper investigates the Randomness of several Java Runtime Libraries by inspecting the integrated Pseudo Random Number Generators. Significant weaknesses in different libraries including Android, are uncovered.