11 Jun 2016

Tor Utilizing a Never-Before-Seen Distributed RNG to Generate Truly Random Numbers

The Tor network developers have been secretly working on their next iteration of the new Tor Network. The Onion routing protocol is used to generate a new, stronger, and much harder to crack anonymous communications system for hackers.

In order to further advance the Tor Project, the developers team schedules are brainstorming and planning their meetings at a regular intervals, with the most recent meeting taking place just last week in Montreal, Canada.

In this meeting, the team had tested their prototype of the next generation of their Tor Network, which they are working on, on top of a newly revamped Onion Protocol. The future for Tor Communications will be more secured than ever before.

The Tor Team states that they will implement a new line of mechanisms to generate random numbers, in which has never been seen before on the Internet.
In secure communications, as well as encryption settings, the new random numbers are a valuable and critical importance to this project, as it will then serve as the base for generating new encryption keys; as we all know, the stronger the algorithm based on the random numbergenerated, then the harder it will be for a threat group to be able to crack, let alone guess, the number based on known patterns.
TheTor Project is stating that their new distributed RNG system is so strong, that not even those who had designed the new Tor protocol will be able to predict the output of the system.

At this point in time, the distributed RNG system is in the code review stage and then onto the auditing stage.
“It’s a complex system with multiple protocol phases that involves many computers working together in perfect synergy,” said the Tor Team Montreal Web Page, “As far as we know, a distributed random generation system like this has never been deployed before on the internet.”

Sources: TorProjectAnonHQ