Shaanan Cohney – Leaving Randomness to Chance: Standards Shortcomings and Buried Backdoors in Random Number Generators

Privacy and Security and Artificial Intelligence

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Presented by the Center for Information Technology Policy


Researchers have discovered vulnerabilities in many commonly deployed algorithms that generate random numbers. Yet, these algorithms still went on to become U.S. government standards and were broadly deployed. This talk draws on Shaanan Cohney's work discovering fatal flaws in real systems to find that behind each one is the hint of a new type of adversary, an adversary who threads flaws into our standards.


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