> Public-key cryptography is less well-understood than symmetric-key 
> cryptography. It is also tetchier than symmetric-key crypto, and if you pay 
> attention to us talking about issues with nonces, counters, IVs, chaining 
> modes, and all that, you see that saying that it's tetchier than that is a 
> warning indeed.

You have the same issues with nonces, counters, etc. with symmetric crypto so I 
don't see how that makes it preferable over public key crypto.

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