[openssl-users] AES-256 Do I need random IV?

Salz, Rich rsalz at akamai.com
Thu Apr 27 12:34:23 UTC 2017

> For AES-256 encryption, should IV be random? I am already using a random
> salt, so I was wondering if IV should be random too.

It should be non-repeating.  It can just be a counter.

(Yes, I know OP didn't ask about AESGCM.  But if they're coming here for advice ... )

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