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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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 Now, researchers are unveiling a new attack that uses Rowhammer to extract cryptographic keys or other secrets stored in vulnerable DRAM modules. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Researchers use Rowhammer bit flips to steal 2048-bit crypto key," 11 June 2019 The researchers developing that attack ran a program calculating cryptographic signatures using the Curve 25519 EdDSA algorithm implemented in libgcrypt on one logical core and their attack program on the other logical core. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Intel CPUs fall to new hyperthreading exploit that pilfers crypto keys," 2 Nov. 2018 The reason the findings were so surprising is that Apple had already revoked the cryptographic certificate the developers used to digitally sign their malware. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Four months after its debut, sneaky Mac malware went undetected by AV providers," 21 Dec. 2018

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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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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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