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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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Bletchley Park is so far away from the fighting that it's easy to forget why the cryptanalysts are working.
When Rochefort became OIC at Station Hypo in 1941, Dyer was his right-hand man, serving as both assistant OIC and chief cryptanalyst.
Pacific Fleet cryptanalysts were able to read enough of this traffic to establish that Admiral Yamamoto's next target would be Midway, and in fact they were able to determine intended force dispositions in some detail.
William Friedman was appointed principal cryptanalyst and effective director of the SIS.
Eve Lundberg's professional background includes being a cryptanalyst, or code breaker, for NATO, and 20 years as a criminal prosecutor.
Items W140-142 are pseudonymous works written during Sapp's post-World War II work as a cryptanalyst.
A cryptanalyst analyzes and tries to break unknown codes and ciphers without knowing the "key" or the encoding method used.
Although a cipher can be attacked in many ways, obtaining the key by any method means victory for the cryptanalyst.
Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.
During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary.
One of those who formed a close bond with Turing was his one-time was his one-time T fiancee, Bletchley cryptanalyst Joan Clarke, portrayed in the film by Cumberbatch's Atonement co-star co-star A Keira Knightley.