2013 IEEE 54th Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science (1984)
Singer Island, FL
Oct. 24, 1984 to Oct. 26, 1984
A.M. Frieze , Carnegie Mellon University
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.
A.M. Frieze, R. Kannan, J.C. Lagarias, "Linear Congruential Generators Do Not Produce Random Sequences", 2013 IEEE 54th Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science, vol. 00, no. , pp. 480-484, 1984, doi:10.1109/SFCS.1984.715950