[erlang-questions] Password generator in Erlang

Zabrane Mickael <>
Tue Aug 21 13:46:58 CEST 2012

Thanks for sharing these valuable information Kenji.


On Aug 21, 2012, at 1:28 PM, Kenji Rikitake wrote:

> Just FYI to you all:
> An interesting paper how /dev/(u)random could fail
> in an environment where external entropy is
> very much restricted or biased.
> https://factorable.net/paper.html
> (Two PDF files available; I suggest you to read
> the extended version of the paper.)
> If you really want to make a secure password generator,
> always think about how to get enough entropy,
> preferably using a trustable hardware true RNG.
> (And I suggest you to check your SSH host keys
> and SSL/TLS certs as well, at:
> https://factorable.net/keycheck.html
> Kenji Rikitake
> (Excuse me that this is not necessarily an Erlang topic,
> but I think this is enough related to the thread)

More information about the erlang-questions mailing list