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On 01/17/2010 07:30 AM, Rob Kendrick wrote:

One would assume that it's perfectly safe for some cryptographic
purposes?  Such as stream ciphers, which are essentially PRNGs anyway.

Linear sequences can be determined by the Massey-Berlekamp algorithm, and I'm sure that the Mersenne twister's internal state can be recovered fairly easily too.

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