Digitized Chaos for Pseudo-random Number Generation in Cryptography

  title={Digitized Chaos for Pseudo-random Number Generation in Cryptography},
  author={Tommaso Addabbo and Ada Fort and Santina Rocchi and Valerio Vignoli},
  booktitle={Chaos-Based Cryptography},
Random numbers play a key-role in cryptography, since they are used, e.g., to define enciphering keys or passwords [1]. Nowadays, the generation of random numbers is obtained referring to two types of devices, that are often properly combined together: True Random Number Generators (TRNGs), and Pseudo Random Number Generators (PRNGs). The former are devices that exploit truly stochastic physical phenomena [2, 3, 4, 5, 6], such as the electronic noise or the chaotic dynamics of certain nonlinear… CONTINUE READING