American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The analysis and deciphering of cryptographic writings or systems.
- n. The study of techniques for deciphering cryptographic writings or systems.
- n. The science of analyzing and breaking of codes and ciphers.
- n. An analysis or decrypting of a specific text or a specific code or cipher.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. the science which studies methods to discovering the secret meaning of encrypted messages for which one does not possess the secret decoding information (called the key).
- n. the methods and procedures used to discover the secret meaning hidden in encrypted messages.
- n. the science of analyzing and deciphering codes and ciphers and cryptograms
- crypt(ogram) + analysis. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“If so, then cryptanalysis is deep within the orthodox paradigm.”
“As he explained it to me, checkbook cryptanalysis is where you pay someone in the target organization to give you the keys.”
“Black bag cryptanalysis is where you break in and steal the code key, or (as in the case of Mr. Scarfo) plant a bug that makes more sophisticated codebreaking unnecessary.”
“Rubber hose cryptanalysis is where you get hold of someone who knows the key and beat or otherwise torture him-or-her into Telling All. Dumbshit cryptanalysis is what happens when a guy in the organization absentmindedly leaves the code key in the pocket of the trousers he sends to the dry cleaner.”
“As another example, (Massacci and Marraro 2000) discusses an application in logical cryptanalysis, that is, the verification of properties of cryptographic algorithms expressed as SAT problems.”
“The goal of '' 'cryptanalysis' '' is to find some weakness or insecurity in a cryptographic scheme, thus permitting its subversion.”
“A great mathematician, he studied cryptanalysis and was the first great theoretician of music in the Islamic empire.”
“For purposes of cryptanalysis we can just treat each glyph as though it were a distinct letter chosen at random.”
“Latin American hackers, cryptanalysis, social protests against globalization ...”
“I was reading books on cryptanalysis, and there were so many wonderful anecdotes about how this arcane science had affected historical events.”
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