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A weak cryptoloop implementation in Linux?

A weak cryptoloop implementation in Linux?

Posted Jan 30, 2004 20:57 UTC (Fri) by jmason (guest, #13586)
Parent article: A weak cryptoloop implementation in Linux?

Surely lack of salting is a really basic issue? I'm surprised it took so long for someone to notice this, to be honest.

A good implementation, actually, would be to reserve a few bytes at the start of every block for a per-block salt value; along with a per-volume salt, that should cause quite a bit of difficulty for prospective attackers. ;)

But I definitely would agree with other posters, and not call this issue a "back door".


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A weak cryptoloop implementation in Linux?

Posted Feb 19, 2004 14:56 UTC (Thu) by raegis (subscriber, #19594) [Link]

I think people have been ignoring the problem for a long time.


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