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LibreSSL's PRNG is Unsafe on Linux [Update: LibreSSL fork fix]

Comment by Reader Jacques

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Some excellent catches here. The removal, or rather conversion to noop, for RAND_poll() is especially bizarre. The LibreSSL folks did a disservice to themselves and the integrity of the project by attempting to downplay the issues you've exposed.

| Posted on 2014-07-16 at 21:05:02 UTC by Reader Jacques | Reply to This

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