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2. ### Fortuna (PRNG) - Wikipedia

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Fortuna is a cryptographically secure pseudorandom number generator (PRNG) devised by Bruce Schneier and Niels Ferguson and published in 2003. It is named after Fortuna, the Roman goddess of chance. FreeBSD uses Fortuna for /dev/random and /dev/urandom is symbolically linked to it since FreeBSD 11. [1]

3. ### List of random number generators - Wikipedia

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Random number generators are important in many kinds of technical applications, including physics, engineering or mathematical computer studies (e.g., Monte Carlo simulations), cryptography and gambling (on game servers ). This list includes many common types, regardless of quality. Contents 1 Pseudorandom number generators (PRNGs)

4. ### Random number generation - Wikipedia

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Random number generation is a process by which, often by means of a random number generator ( RNG ), a sequence of numbers or symbols that cannot be reasonably predicted better than by random chance is generated. This means that the particular outcome sequence will contain some patterns detectable in hindsight but unpredictable to foresight.

5. ### Lavarand - Wikipedia

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It was covered under the now-expired U.S. Patent 5,732,138, titled "Method for seeding a pseudo-random number generator with a cryptographic hash of a digitization of a chaotic system." by Landon Curt Noll, Robert G. Mende, and Sanjeev Sisodiya. From 1997 to 2001, [2] there was a Web site at lavarand.sgi.com demonstrating the technique.

6. ### KISS (algorithm) - Wikipedia

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KISS generators produce 32-bit or 64-bit random integers, from which random floating-point numbers can be constructed if desired. The original 1993 generator is based on the combination of a linear congruential generator and of two linear feedback shift-register generators.

7. ### RDRAND - Wikipedia

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A deterministic random-bit generator called CTR DRBG defined in NIST SP 800-90A is seeded by the output from the conditioner, providing cryptographically secure random numbers to applications requesting them via the RDRAND instruction. [3] [14] The hardware will issue a maximum of 511 128-bit samples before changing the seed value.