Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 931802, 9 pages
Research Article

A Novel True Random Number Generator Based on Mouse Movement and a One-Dimensional Chaotic Map

Faculty of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China

Received 14 July 2011; Revised 19 October 2011; Accepted 26 October 2011

Academic Editor: Stefano Lenci

Copyright © 2012 Wang Xingyuan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We propose a novel true random number generator using mouse movement and a one-dimensional chaotic map. We utilize the x-coordinate of the mouse movement to be the length of an iteration segment of our TRNs and the y-coordinate to be the initial value of this iteration segment. And, when it iterates, we perturb the parameter with the real value produced by the TRNG itself. And we find that the TRNG we proposed conquers several flaws of some former mouse-based TRNGs. At last we take experiments and test the randomness of our algorithm with the NIST statistical test suite; results illustrate that our TRNG is suitable to produce true random numbers (TRNs) on universal personal computers (PCs).