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Do you know the article If You’re Typing the Letters A-E-S Into Your Code You’re Doing It Wrong? This is basically the same, but with a focus on hashes. There is a quite important misconception in your system: you stated "One of its design goals was high security." and then you start implementing your selfmade algorithms, even stating: "same key is used ...


It's probably a bit late, but it's relatively easy to get an estimate of entropy. It doesn't matter if some bits are repetitive or not as it's the bits that aren't that contain entropy. You don't need any weird transformations of the data. You have what is called a bit fixing entropy source. Stick all your integers into a single file (binary or ascii - ...

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