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

Tim Peters tim.peters at gmail.com
Thu Sep 10 07:10:10 CEST 2015

> ...
> The fly in the ointment for the OpenBSD version is that it
> periodically fiddles its internal state with "entropy" obtained from
> the kernel.  It's completely unreproducible for that reason.  However,
> you can still jump ahead in the state.

I should add:  but only if they supplied a jumpahead function.  Which
they don't.

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