initialisation initialisation

Definition(s):

  • (n) (computer science) the format of sectors on the surface of a hard disk drive so that the operating system can access them and setting a starting position

Quotes

  • "Stream ciphers have to be used most carefully. Any failure to do this will result in a disastrous loss of security," Zimmermann said. "Even with a properly chosen initialisation vector, you have to run RC4 for a while before the quality of...
    on Jan 28, 2005 By: Phil Zimmermann Source: Techworld.com

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