In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Stefan `Sec` Zehl writes:

>Assume I want to encrypt a message by XOR'ing with randomness.
>If I then exchange my keys securely, the message is uncrackable.
>With the current approach it has a 256bits key. This is, in my eyes, not
>good. Although yarrow is nice, It's suited for any kind of key

The first law of crypto clearly states: "Know what you're doing".

There is no way around that law.

We cannot load down FreeBSD with impossibly heavy computations to
cater for any and all conceiveable application of random numbers.

In particular I fear that the current implementation already has
killed battery lifetimes on laptops :-(

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