I would like to know what is difference in between using salt and using "random padding" in cryptography. I am familiar with term salt when we use it with hashing. How does "random padding" differ from "salting" ? It might be the case that these terms are used in different context, but they mean the same or do they ?
Wikipedia article on random padding and salting. I've read both wikipedia articles but i see it as they are the same but they are used in slightly different contexts. Maybe someone who is more familiar with these terms could explain on what is going on ?