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cryptanalysis

[‚krip·tə′nal·ə·səs]
(communications)
Steps and operations performed in converting encrypted messages into plain text without previous knowledge of the key employed.

cryptanalysis

The branch of cryptography concerned with decoding encrypted messages when you're not supposed to be able to.

cryptanalysis

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.
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Off the top, Tyldum presents the cryptanalyst as a man on trial.
9) The cryptanalysts certainly felt that way, even up to the eve of battle: "HYPO's analysts worried that the Japanese might put two and two together, grasp what was going on, and spring a trap of their own.
Safford had tapped Rochefort to head up the efforts in breaking JN-25, giving him a "blank check" to acquire the best cryptanalysts in the Navy.
The book trace Rochefort's life from a childhood of an iterant Irishman to the pinnacle of a career as a cryptanalyst providing ADM Nimitz with the vital information that allowed him to place his limited resources advantageously to counter the Japanese attempt to take Midway.
A strong approach is to be developed to tackle the threats from the cryptanalysts.
The unique algorithm has been tested, analyzed and proven successful through rigorous study by former cryptanalysts from the National Security Agency.
Reading a book on the British use of deception in World Wars I and II, it struck me that the British expertise in camouflage came from its schools of design and arts, and that the top cryptanalysts that they fielded and who made a key contribution in winning the war came from Cambridge and Oxford.
Looking back on this episode, it occurs to me that the fact that some of the folks at this table were professional cryptanalysts should have made me a bit hesitant about drawing conclusions.
Permanent Privacy (patent pending) has been verified by Peter Schweitzer, one of Harvard's top cryptanalysts, and for the inevitable cynics Permanent Privacy is offering $1,000,000 to anyone who can decipher a sample of ciphertext.
Further coordination among cryptanalysts and all-source intelligence teams allowed them to predict when and where the Japanese strike force would appear.
One of the ensigns, who worked for Rochefort as an intelligence analyst with the unit's cryptanalysts and Japanese linguists, was now-retired RADM Donald "Mac" Showers.
Cryptanalysts in the CRRU examined the numbers and notations on the documents.