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Discussion on: What I learned about cryptography in 3 weeks

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Willem Odendaal

I've always wondered about the IV. Since it's random, you probably store it along with your encrypted data (but as an unencrypted value). Am I right? Is it the same thing as a "salt"?

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Nathanael Demacon Author

It's literally the same thing as a salt, it's mixed with the key like you mix some cheeses to make a fondue