While not perfect, the T-SQL function CRYPT_GEN_RANDOM() generates cryptographically secure random number values using the Windows Crypt-API. Read on to get all the details on how to use it and when to avoid it.
While we can capture true randomness, for typical applications we need a faster way to produce random numbers. Read on to see how in those cases a Pseudo Random Number Generator or Cryptographically Secure Pseudo Random Number Generator can be used.
Random numbers or random number sequences are widely used in our lives (e.g. encryption). But, what makes a random number actually random? Read on to find out.