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encrypted, or hashed?

encrypted, or hashed?

Posted Jul 14, 2008 7:39 UTC (Mon) by hso (guest, #24163)
In reply to: encrypted, or hashed? by astrophoenix
Parent article: Improving syncookies

> Shouldn't it read something like "encrypted with a secret key", rather 
> than "cryptographically hashed with a secret key"? I was thinking if it 
> was hashed, the kernel wouldn't be able to decode it when the ack comes 
> in.

No. It's using a hash algorithm with a key. Saying "encrypted with a secret key" would be
incorrect. Hash algorithms definitely != cipher algorithms.

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