Origin of cryptanalysiscrypt(ogram) + analysis
- The analysis and deciphering of cryptographic writings or systems.
- also crypt·an·a·lyt·ics (used with a sing. verb) The study of techniques for deciphering cryptographic writings or systems.
Origin of cryptanalysiscrypt(ogram) + analysis.
cryptanalysis - Computer Definition
The art of recovering original data (the plaintext) that has been encrypted (turned into ciphertext) without having access to the correct key used in the encryption process. When new encryption algorithms are introduced, cryptanalysis determines how hard it is to break the code. See encryption.