[erlang-questions] All possible internal states of Erlang/OTP random module are practically computable

Anthony Ramine <>
Tue Dec 23 10:35:04 CET 2014


The Erlang documentation says:

> It should be noted that this random number generator is not cryptographically strong. If a strong cryptographic random number generator is needed for example crypto:rand_bytes/1 could be used instead.

I am not sure I understand the alarming tone.

Le 23 déc. 2014 à 01:46, Kenji Rikitake <> a écrit :

> Conclusion: I have to say that Erlang/OTP "random" module should be
> revised ASAP.



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