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The problem is everyone thinks they have a library that does crypto for them --- OpenSSL or CryptoAPI. But that's not what they have. They have the moral equivalent of a small pebble bed reactor, and they're strapping it to the tops of their electric cars and hoping to go for a drive.

Keyczar and cryptlib are two libraries that offer a high-level interface that is deliberately hard to screw up. But Google Keyczar is very new (it recently had a really horrible flaw) and cryptlib is not free unless you GPL your code.




Yes; I should've specified that you should use the highest-level well-tested library that does what you want. The libs you listed (in the blog post) are definitely best-in-class for that purpose.




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