> > Think about it. If you mix a random number with a non-random number,
> > using xor, what you get is.... a random number. It's neither stronger
> > nor weaker.
> No, you'll get weaker random number, it badly affects random distribution.
> OR or AND will affect more. What you say is true only if second XOR part is
> 0 or -1 or changed between them or simple constant. I.e. if not _all_ bits XORed
> in the same way, it affects.
Andrey, this is simply not true.
A fundamental theorem of randomness is that random bits XORed onto your
data is random. How do you think a one-time-pad works?
I suggest you read Bruce Schneier's Cryptography book before continuing
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