25th Annual Symposium onFoundations of Computer Science, 1984. (1984)

Singer Island, FL

Oct. 24, 1984 to Oct. 26, 1984

ISBN: 0-8186-0591-X

pp: 480-484

A.M. Frieze , Carnegie Mellon University

ABSTRACT

One of the most popular and fast methods of generating "random" sequence are linear congruential generators. This paper discusses the predictability of the sequence given only a constant proportion /spl alpha/ of the leading bits of the first few numbers generated. We show that the rest of the sequence is predictable in polynomial time, almost always, provided /spl alpha/ > 2/5.

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A. Frieze, R. Kannan and J. Lagarias, "Linear Congruential Generators Do Not Produce Random Sequences,"

*25th Annual Symposium onFoundations of Computer Science, 1984.(FOCS)*, Singer Island, FL, 1984, pp. 480-484.

doi:10.1109/SFCS.1984.715950

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