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Disk Encryption: aes-xts-plain vs aes-xts-essiv
From: phoenixprecedent () gmail com
Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 07:45:26 -0600

I've searched around and I can't seem to find a straight answer.

Is ESSIV necessary in conjunction with XTS?

dm-crypt/Luks recommends using "plain," but without justification/explanation.

I'm no cryptographer, but a little insight would be helpful.


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