cryp·​to·​graph·​ic | \ ˌkrip-tə-ˈgra-fik How to pronounce cryptographic (audio) \

Definition of cryptographic

: of, relating to, or using cryptography

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cryptographically \ ˌkrip-​tə-​ˈgra-​fi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce cryptographically (audio) \ adverb

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Evidence linking Monokle to the contractor includes control servers the malware connects to and cryptographic certificates that sign the samples. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Advanced mobile surveillanceware, made in Russia, found in the wild," 24 July 2019 If a devastating cryptographic attack against one of WireGuard's underlying primitives is discovered, a new WireGuard protocol will be devised as a total package. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "WireGuard VPN review: A new type of VPN offers serious advantages," 26 Aug. 2018 Actual quantum devices, however, are notoriously hard to control, and over the past decade, quantum cryptographic systems have repeatedly been hacked. Quanta Magazine, "The Proof in the Quantum Pudding," 21 Aug. 2013 These cryptographic libraries are innately mathematical. Quanta Magazine, "Cryptography That Can’t Be Hacked," 2 Apr. 2019 Apart from some allusions to number series and prime numbers, a cryptographic puzzle, and Katherine’s obsession with the famous Riemann hypothesis, Chung doesn’t try. Julia M. Klein,, "The Catherine Chung equation: math + identity = elegant novel," 21 June 2019 Today Google will release an open source cryptographic tool known as Private Join and Compute. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "Google Turns to Retro Cryptography to Keep Datasets Private," 19 June 2019 Further Reading This low-cost device may be the world’s best hope against account takeovers Among the strongest forms of 2fa available from Google are cryptographic security keys that connect to a computer’s USB slot. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "I’ll be passing on Google’s new 2fa for logins on iPhones and iPads. Here’s why," 12 June 2019 Classifiability, discrete problems, cryptographic problems. Quanta Magazine, "New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Learning," 21 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of cryptographic

1824, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cryptographic

crypto(graphy) + -graphic

Note: New Latin cryptographicus was already in use by Erycius Puteanus in 1612 (see note at cryptography), though this early occurrence is unlikely to have been the source of the English word.

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