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There are a couple of reasons why a salted signature would be helpful. It really depends on the particular implementation of a system. For example if your message is encrypted, then signing with a salt could give you a different signature for the same message each time. This can be very important depending on the situation. If the salt was actually ...


If you decode the resulting cipher text with a base64 decoder it says: Salted__XXXXXXXXXXX Where XXXX changes, but "Salted__" doesn't. So I guess it is a prefix added to the ciphertext to define its format.

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