Assume for a moment that we have a random number generator which is
non-uniform, and we are using it to generate a key.
What I'd like to do is characterize the work factor involved in
brute-force search of the key space, assuming that the adversary
has knowledge of the characteristics of the

On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 01:37:43PM -0500,
travis+ml-cryptogra...@subspacefield.org wrote:
I'm curious if there's a way to express this calculation as a
mathematical formula, rather than an algorithm, but right now I'm just
blanking on how I could do it.
This has been dubbed the guesswork of a

Hi folks,
Assume for a moment that we have a random number generator which is
non-uniform, and we are using it to generate a key.
What I'd like to do is characterize the work factor involved in
brute-force search of the key space, assuming that the adversary
has knowledge of the characteristics