[Python-ideas] Should our default random number generator be secure?

random832 at fastmail.us random832 at fastmail.us
Wed Sep 9 22:09:21 CEST 2015

On Wed, Sep 9, 2015, at 15:07, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> Not really. Look at the subject line. It doesn't say "should we change 
> from MT to arc4random?", it asks if the default random number generator 
> should be secure. The only reason we are considering the change from MT 
> to arc4random is to make the PRNG cryptographically secure. "Secure" is 
> a moving target, what is secure today will not be secure tomorrow.

Right, but we are discussing making it secure today.

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