74847Re: Encryption: Vim should use authenticated encryption mode
- Jan 11, 2014Oops, pressed "send" too soon.
On Sat 11 Jan 2014 at 18:26:28 +0100, Rhialto wrote:
> As you can see at
> when decrypting in OFB mode, a corruption in one cyphertext block does
> *not* propagate to any next block! In effect, the block cypher is merely
> used to generate a stream of pseudo-random bits which are
XORed with the plain text to generate the ciphertext.
Which means that an attacker can trivially flip any bits in the file
that (s)he wishes.
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