2013 IEEE 54th Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science (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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CITATION

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