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    Does the NSA random number generator backdoor affect statistical random nummbers?




    Hello,

    in my computer magazine I read 1 month ago, that the NSA has inserted a backdoor in the random number generating circuit on Intel Ivy-Bridge CPU series. They stated, this has enabled the NSA to decrypt encrypted communication.

    See
    http://www.fiercegovernmentit.com/st...hod/2013-09-09
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual_EC_DRBG
    http://www.ists.dartmouth.edu/docs/w...ivy-bridge.pdf

    As far as I know, does any computer generated statistical random number rely on a uniform distributed random number in the first step. When the uniform random number is created by the CPU, does that mean that the NSA random number generator backdoor makes random numbers in statistical software packages less random as they should be? Especially do stochastic processes get autocorrelated by the NSA bug?

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    Re: Does the NSA random number generator backdoor affect statistical random nummbers?


    You know what else could affect random event generation? Your (human) mind.

    Read the following in The Important Voice: Researchers at The Princeton University have found that a simple REG (eg coin flipper), when operated by someone who wanted to see more heads, resulted in more heads. This statistical anomaly would only appear 1-in-a-trillion by chance. But yet it appears across a variety of physical systems.

    Engineering and Consciousness - its experimental agenda of studying the interaction of human consciousness with sensitive physical devices...to enable better understanding of the role of consciousness in the establishment of physical reality.

    Look at all these papers!

    Theories? Personal anecdotes?
    All things are known because we want to believe in them.

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