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Initialization Vector

From: Hiroshi Maruyama <MARUYAMA@jp.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 10:06:06 +0900
To: Ed Simon <ed.simon@entrust.com>
cc: Public XML Encryption List <xml-encryption@w3.org>
Message-ID: <49256957.00063481.00@d22mta13.yamato.ibm.com>

I think you are working on the syntax of encrypted contents.
One thing that I have noticed is that, if we want to separate
EncryptionInfo and EncryptedNode (whatever name
we choose :-)) so that the same key can be shared with
multiple contents, we need to include an initialization vector
for each EncryptedNode, as in

      EncryptionInfo="URL to key"
      IV="Base64-encoded IV">

because otherwise one may know whether two encrypted nodes
have the same prefix.


Hiroshi Maruyama
Manager, Internet Technology, Tokyo Research Laboratory
Received on Sunday, 10 September 2000 21:08:12 UTC

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