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ciphertext

[′sī·fər‚tekst]
(communications)
A message which has been transformed by a cipher so that it can be read only by those privy to the secrets of the cipher.

ciphertext

(cryptography)
Text which has been encrypted by some encryption system.

Opposite: plaintext.

ciphertext

Data that has been encrypted for security purposes. See plaintext.
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To decipher, the letter of the key phrase becomes the column, the letter of the ciphertext becomes the intersection, and the plaintext is the letter of the row.
In this case, any possible encryption/decryption oracle is destroyed, and the best that an attacker can do, short of finding a way to recorrelate the data with plaintext by breaking into internal databases, is to examine the ciphertext.
A critical path could then be defined to be the path from plaintext to ciphertext requiring the largest number of cycles.
All else includes examining the plaintext and ciphertext for weak keys that readily reveal the message.
It is mainly based on the delegation ratio which is the ratio between delegated ciphertext class and the total number of classes present in a tree.
Real] except that: (1) the challenge ciphertext is semi-functional.
3 When a request for re-transmission results in transmission of plaintext, instead of a repeat of the ciphertext.
In fact, encryption quality shows the mean difference between the histogram of the plaintexts and ciphertext.
J] (I) denotes the digital certificate issued to party I by certification authority J and [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (M) denotes the ciphertext of message M encrypted with I's public key, where E is the encryption function.
The proposed scheme has the nice arbitration mechanism allowing the designated recipient to convert the authenticated ciphertext into an ordinary signature without any extra computation efforts or communication overheads for the public arbitration.
6) When encrypting columns in a table, make sure the same plaintext values encrypt to different ciphertext values.