Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2003/051

How to Predict the Output of a Hardware Random Number Generator

Markus Dichtl

Abstract: A hardware random number generator was described at CHES 2002 by T. Tkacik. In this paper, we analyze its method of generating randomness and, as a consequence of the analysis, we describe how, in principle, an attack on the generator can be executed.

Category / Keywords: implementation / random number generator, randomness

Date: received 14 Mar 2003

Contact author: Markus Dichtl at siemens com

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