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Discussion on: What I learned about cryptography in 3 weeks

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zerquix18 profile image
I'm Luis! \^-^/

"This technique is basically a way to mix your key with another value, best being a random value."

Is this what you call a salt ??

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Nathanael Demacon Author

It's theoricaly the same thing as a salt, a salt is mostly used in hashing, where it will be append to the original value then hashed. An IV is XORed with a value (here a key)