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Function TwofishInitIV

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Creates new IV.

 

Unit

EEncrypt

 

Syntax

 

Code (Delphi)

function TwofishInitIV: TTwofishInitVector;

 

Return value

Random initialization vector.

 

Remarks

This function creates new random initialization vector (IV). Pass the returned value to TwofishEncrypt function to use CBC mode.

Important!

Do not pass the returned value to TwofishDecrypt function. IV for decryption must match the IV used for encryption. In other words, you must store IV with encrypted data.

 

Important!

Do not use RTL's Random function to create random salt manually. RTL implementation is a simple pseudo-random generator and it does not generate cryptographically-strong random data.

 

Note

Initialization vector (IV) is a fixed-size input to a cryptographic primitive that is typically required to be random or pseudorandom. Randomization is crucial for encryption schemes to achieve semantic security, a property whereby repeated usage of the scheme under the same key does not allow an attacker to infer relationships between segments of the encrypted message.

 

 

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