Is this secure?

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 21:20:37 CET 2010


On 2010-02-24 14:02 PM, mk wrote:

> It would appear that SystemRandom().choice is indeed best (in terms of
> how much the counts stray from mean in std devs), but only after seeding
> it with os.urandom.

Calling random.seed() does not affect SystemRandom() whatsoever. You are getting 
perfectly acceptable distributions for all three variants.

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco




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