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Putty PPK Encryption Questions (or AES-CBC)

Actually, PuTTY derives both the AES key and the IV (and the HMAC key) from the passphrase; because the decryptor also knows the passphrase, he can recover the IV along with the AES/HMAC keys. This ...
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