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I'm curious to understand how MultiBit stores my password.

The fact is: I can restore the password by using the 12 words. From this answer it seems tha the AES key to encrypt the password is derived from the 12 words (probably viceversa, the 12 words are derived from the key). Thus:

  • is the password stored twice? or better: (i) is the password store salted (for when i do the login, they probably check against a salt), and (ii) is it also stored encrypted with the key related to the 12 words?
  • how are these 12 words generated and how is the key generated for the AES?

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