Is this secure?

Steven D'Aprano steven at REMOVE.THIS.cybersource.com.au
Wed Feb 24 03:43:05 CET 2010


On Wed, 24 Feb 2010 02:40:13 +0000, Steven D'Aprano wrote:

> On Tue, 23 Feb 2010 15:36:02 +0100, mk wrote:
> 
>> The question is: is this secure? That is, can the string generated this
>> way be considered truly random?
> 
> Putting aside the philosophical question of what "truly random" means, I
> presume you mean that the letters are uniformly distributed. The answer
> to that is, they don't like uniformly distributed.

Er, they don't *look* uniformly distributed.

(Of course, being random, perhaps they are and I just got unlucky.)


-- 
Steven



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