from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To decipher or decode.
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Certainly all the groups will spend the next few years trying to cryptanalyze each other, but in the end there will be a bunch of unbroken algorithms.
While it is not necessary to be fluent in a language to cryptanalyze it, languages have different statistical properties and it helps to know the language.
FSE 2010 this week, Dmitry Khovratovich and Ivica Nikolic presented a paper where they cryptanalyze ARX algorithms (algorithms that use only addition, rotation, and exclusive-OR operations): "