Salt is unique (usually random) data passed into a hash function for password storage to avoid the possible usage of rainbow tables or similar attacks. Salt will not help against dictionary or brute force attacks, as the salt is usually stored together with the hash.
I understand how for hash functions which are vulnerable to length extension attacks (such as SHA1 and SHA2) it is safer to use a HMAC construction. What I don't understand is, how or why is ...
For my understanding salts in password hashes are used to prevent the precompuation of plaintext$\to$hashvalues (rainbow tables). I know from different threads, it is not necessary to keep the salt ...
I am trying to figure out what the salting mechanisms are for various kinds of encryptions in Heimdal Kerberos. In section "4.11 Encryption types and salting" of the Heimdal Kerberos documentation it ...
I am wondering what length the padding should be when encrypting or signing with RSA. Does it matter what length the padding is, and if so — what length should it be? Another point: Should it be ...