substitution cipher


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substitution cipher

[‚səb·stə′tü·shən ‚sī·fər]
(communications)
A cipher in which the characters of the original message are replaced by other characters according to a key.
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This third programme, Le Chiffre Indechiffrable, traces the search for a new system of encryption, following the cracking of the mono-alphabetic substitution cipher.
In a substitution cipher, the letters of the plaintext are replaced by other letters, symbols, or numbers (e.
It was encrypted using a "reciprocal" substitution cipher, i.
The second encipherment was by a reciprocal substitution cipher in which X was a fixed point, i.
The atbash cipher (or athbash, under which name Web3 defines it) is a Hebrew substitution cipher which replaces the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet (aleph, [?
In the simplest of substitution ciphers, the key is nothing more than a shift in the alphabet where A=B, B=C, C=D, and so on; resulting in a chart which looks like this:
The author begins a description of various symmetric-key cryptographic algorithms that includes basic substitution ciphers, cryptanalysis and other encryption standards.
One of the early substitution ciphers is credited to Julius Caesar.
In a related move, the company's iPower Business Unit launched its own Web site along with CryptoSolver, an interactive game that invites participants to solve encrypted messages based on the concepts of substitution ciphers and the alphabetic frequency table.
The undergraduate textbook introduces number theory, modular arithmetic, substitution ciphers, the Euclidean algorithm, and the mathematical basis for an exponential cipher.
In a November 1970 article, Ross Eckler cited a finding in communications theory that even simple substitution ciphers of length 27 or greater have an extremely high probability of a unique solution.