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see cryptographycryptography
[Gr.,=hidden writing], science of secret writing. There are many devices by which a message can be concealed from the casual reader, e.g., invisible writing, but the term cryptography strictly applies to translating messages into cipher or code.
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cipher

[′sī·fər]
(communications)
A transposition or substitution code for transmitting secret messages.
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cipher

, cypher
1. an obsolete name for zero
2. any of the Arabic numerals (0, 1, 2, 3, etc., to 9) or the Arabic system of numbering as a whole
3. Music a defect in an organ resulting in the continuous sounding of a pipe, the key of which has not been depressed
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cipher

Pronounced "sy-fer," a cipher is an algorithm that encrypts data. However, the term may also refer to the encrypted data as well. See encryption algorithm and ciphertext.
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An easy way to do ciphering on each packet is to crypt every incoming data block in packet, and chain results in to output packet.
The Caesar cipher could have had increased strength by combining code with the ciphering to more deeply encrypt the message.
Ciphering all data going into them are link encryptors, which are not sensitive to the protocol.
This implies that all ciphering equipment will use the same key variable and will be unchanged until a new index or key is received from the central source.