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Steps and operations performed in converting encrypted messages into plain text without previous knowledge of the key employed.
The branch of cryptography
concerned with decoding encrypted
messages when you're not supposed to be able to.
cryptanalysisThe 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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Individual study was stressed, but lectures, demonstrations, and team instruction were often used in cryptanalytic
and traffic analysis courses.