Re: [PATCH/proposal] dm-crypt: add digest-based iv generation mode
From: Andrew Morton
Date: Thu Feb 19 2004 - 14:25:27 EST
Christophe Saout <christophe@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> since some people keep complaining that the IV generation mechanisms
> supplied in cryptoloop (and now dm-crypt) are insecure, which they
> somewhat are, I just hacked a small digest based IV generation mechanism.
> It simply hashes the sector number and the key and uses it as IV.
> You can specify the encryption mode as "cipher-digest" like aes-md5 or
> serpent-sha1 or some other combination.
> Consider this as a proposal, I'm not a crypto expert.
Me either. But I believe that there are crypto-savvy people reading this
list. Help would be appreciated.
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