worth it's salt in security

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Wed Jun 6 22:32:34 EDT 2018


Brian Milby wrote:
 > From the dictionary:
 >
 > The password and salt value are combined and scrambled to form the key
 > and IV which are used as described above. The key derivation process
 > is the same as that used in the openSSL utility. A 16-byte salt prefix
 > is prepended to the encrypted data, based on the salt value. This is
 > used in decryption.

"decryption"?

Are we talking about hashing or encrypting?

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  Richard Gaskin
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