Talk in English - US at ZendCon & OpenEnterprise 2018
View Slides: https://speakerdeck.com/sammyk/lets-get-random-under-the-hood-of-php-7-s-csprng-zendcon-and-openenterprise-2018
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Randomness is really important in many cryptographic contexts. Unfortunately, true randomness is a non-trivial achievement for computers. In fact, using weak sources of randomness can leave your application open to myriad vulnerabilities. Enter a good cryptographically secure pseudorandom number generator (CSPRNG).
We’ll discuss the importance of using good sources of randomness, the CSPRNG options we had in PHP 5, and how the new-goodness CSPRNG functions in PHP 7 work under the hood.
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Easily one of the best presentations of the conference. Great info, and never a dull moment.
So awesome! Really great explanations that worked for crypto experts as well as those who were not.
Sammy's talk on the importance of sufficiently random input to application security was insightful and entertaining. Also, it didn't hurt to have been on the receiving end of a give-a-way of one of the rare PHP Elephants by PHP Roundtable!