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In real life, I work for the InfoSec department for a leading company in the tech sector.  As such, it gives me a somewhat unusual perspective regarding some of the security challenges that the world of bridge faces.

This afternoon, a somewhat interesting security notification passed across my desk:

"Felix Doerre and Vladimir Klebanov from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology discovered a flaw in the mixing functions of GnuPG's random number generator. An attacker who obtains 4640 bits from the RNG can trivially predict the next 160 bits of output."

I've long wondering whether some smart young thing might be able to inspect a sequence of boards generated from a dealing program and be able to predict future boards...  

Just what we need!  A whole new way to cheat...

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