Dice (image) University of Texas at Austin Share Print E-Mail Caption An important application for random numbers is in generating keys for data encryption that are hard for hackers to crack. Credit James Bowe, via Create Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license. Usage Restrictions Must abide by the Create Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.