Randomly Failed! The State of Randomness in Current Java Implementations

  • Kai Michaelis
  • Christopher Meyer
  • Jörg Schwenk
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-36095-4_9

Volume 7779 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
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Michaelis K., Meyer C., Schwenk J. (2013) Randomly Failed! The State of Randomness in Current Java Implementations. In: Dawson E. (eds) Topics in Cryptology – CT-RSA 2013. CT-RSA 2013. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7779. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

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.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kai Michaelis
    • 1
  • Christopher Meyer
    • 1
  • Jörg Schwenk
    • 1
  1. 1.Horst Görtz Institute for IT-SecurityRuhr-University BochumGermany