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PasswordDeriveBytes.Salt Property

Gets or sets the key salt value for the operation.

Namespace:  System.Security.Cryptography
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public byte[] Salt { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Byte[]
The key salt value for the operation.

ExceptionCondition
CryptographicException

The key salt value is fixed and an attempt is made to change this value.

A dictionary attack is an attack in which the attacker attempts to decrypt an encrypted message by comparing the encrypted value with previously computed encrypted values for the most likely keys. This attack is made much more difficult by the introduction of random bytes at the end of the password before the key derivation. These random bytes are known as salt.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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