Recommendation for Random Number Generation Using Deterministic Random Bit Generators

Published: June 13, 2006


Elaine B. Barker, John M. Kelsey


[Superseded by SP 800-90 Revised (March 2007):] This Recommendation specifies mechanisms for the generation of random bits using deterministic methods. The methods provided are based on either hash functions, block cipher algorithms or number theoretic problems.
Citation: Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-90
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Pub Type: NIST Pubs

Superseded by


deterministic random bit generator (DRBG), entropy, hash function, random number generator
Created June 13, 2006, Updated February 19, 2017