Secure unsalted or fixed salt symmetric encryption?

RW rwmaillists at
Mon May 25 21:06:06 UTC 2009

On Mon, 25 May 2009 21:00:39 +0200
Roland Smith <rsmith at> wrote:

> Or you can use the -nosalt option. But as explained in
> [], using a random salt by
> default is a design decision because: "Without the -salt option it is
> possible to perform efficient dictionary attacks on the password".
> That doesn't sound good, does it?

It's not a problem since she's using a random key file, not a weak

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