[tbb-bugs] #17244 [Tor Browser]: Low entropy PRNG usage in Tor Browser?

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Tue Oct 6 14:33:17 UTC 2015

#17244: Low entropy PRNG usage in Tor Browser?
     Reporter:           |      Owner:  tbb-team
  arthuredelstein        |     Status:  new
         Type:  defect   |  Milestone:
     Priority:  normal   |    Version:
    Component:  Tor      |   Keywords:  tbb-linkability,
  Browser                |  TorBrowserTeam201510
   Resolution:           |  Parent ID:
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Comment (by yawning):

 https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=322529 has a long rambling
 discussion on this, and no patch.

 To alleviate tracking concerns the seed needs to be changed.  To make the
 world a better place, the algorithm could be replaced with something
 sensible as well (Just replacing the algorithm is insufficient to prevent
 the bad guys from making an educated guess about the clock, even if the
 algorithm has backtracking resistance).

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/17244#comment:3>
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