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

Tim Peters tim.peters at gmail.com
Wed Sep 16 02:49:33 CEST 2015

[Tim, on CryptMT]
> I did see one paper suggesting it was possible to distinguish the
> output of that from a truly random sequence given 2**50 consecutive
> outputs (but that's all - still no way to deduce the state).

Sorry:  not 2**50 consecutive outputs (which are bytes), but 2**50
consecutive output bits, so only 2**47 outputs.

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