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Say you have blocks ABCDEA that you want to encrypt. If you do this naively, then the first and second A produce the same encrypted result, and an attacker would know that your first and last block are the same. Instead you encrypt to A’B’C’ etc. by encrypting A -> A’, A’ XOR B ->B’, B’ XOR C -> C’, ..., E’ XOR A -> F’. It looks like you are encrypting ...


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