Cryptography Tricks

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Here are some cryptography tricks that i've learned with some important people and that helped made this page. They helped a lot with the Keys and Seeds page construction. Use them wisely :)

AES-CTR tricks[edit]

  • Recovery of partial plaintext with two ciphertexts encrypted with same key and iv by knowing where zeroes (\x00) are located
  • This trick was used in the recovery of the ebootrom keys

AES-CBC tricks[edit]

  • The iv of a CBC operation is always the previous 0x10 block, UNLESS it's the starting operation. in this case it is specified by the end-user

AES-ECB tricks[edit]

  • If cbc is used on a block and if the attacker knows where 16 bytes of zeroes are located in known plaintext with given ciphertext location, he can use AES-ECB with the guessed key on that location. if there is a match of the previous 16 bytes as result, the attacker automatically knows the guessed key is the correct key