The crypto toolkit is a set of objects implementing various cryptographic algorithms, as well as objects used to glue the other objects together. The toolkit includes block ciphers IDEA, DES (including tripple DES) and CAST, the RC4 stream cipher, the hash functions MD5 and SHA, and the public key cryptography algorithm RSA. It also includes a some randomness sources. The toolkit can be used for most kinds of cryptographic applications, including encrypted network connections, as well as encryption of files or other data.
Unfortunately, the cryptograpy toolkit in this release has been
stripped of all real cryptography. It includes only the hash functions
and the glue objects. The full cryptographic toolkit will be released
as soon as the export issues have been resolved.