[whatwg] Cryptographically strong random numbers

Brendan Eich brendan at mozilla.org
Wed Feb 16 11:11:00 PST 2011


Thanks, this matches what I heard from mobile folks we are working with.

/be

On Feb 16, 2011, at 9:45 AM, David Wagner wrote:

> Brendan Eich wrote:
>> I'm happy if the answer is "all OSes, mobile and desktop, provide enough
>> high quality randomness". Looking for data if anyone has it.
> 
> Here's what I've been able to find.
> 
> All desktop OSes that I'm aware of provide a way to get
> crypto-quality randomness, including Windows, Mac, and Unix.
> 
> For mobile OSes, it looks like the following OSes provide a way
> to get crypto-quality randomness: Android, Nokia's Maemo, MeeGo,
> iOS on iPhone, Blackberry OS.  I can't attest to that personally;
> it is based on the following:
> http://security.stackexchange.com/q/2152/971
> 
> -- David
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