cryp·to·graph·ic | \ˌkrip-tə-ˈgra-fik \

Definition of cryptographic 

: of, relating to, or using cryptography

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cryptographically \ˌkrip-tə-ˈgra-fi-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

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Transmission of the exploits is protected by a custom cryptographic system that included a symmetric AES cipher and an asymmetric RSA cipher for transmitting the AES key. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Stymied by browsers, attackers embed Flash 0-day inside MS Office document," 7 June 2018 These chips quickly solve the cryptographic puzzle needed to mine bitcoin. The Economist, "How a few companies are bitcoining it," 19 May 2018 In all that time, no one has proven themselves to be Nakamoto to the satisfaction of the members of the cryptographic community that helped give birth to bitcoin. Garrett M. Graff, WIRED, "Did Satoshi Nakamoto Write This Book Excerpt? A Wired Investigation," 1 July 2018 But even if the app uses a cryptographic hash or some other means to ensure that stored or transmitted audio fragments can’t be abused by company insiders or hackers (a major hypothetical), there are reasons users should reject this permission. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "This app in Google Play wants to use phone mics to enforce copyrights," 12 June 2018 But as bitcoin’s popularity swells, a small group of cryptocurrency enthusiasts and social entrepreneurs is trying to put the cryptographic ledger that underpins the novel currency to work in service of the vulnerable. Jessi Hempel, WIRED, "How Refugees Are Helping Create Blockchain's Brand New World," 14 Mar. 2018 Photographers will be able to upload their pictures and get them securely watermarked using a cryptographic hash that will then be immortalized on the blockchain. Stephan Goss, Fortune, "Commentary: Don’t Buy Kodak’s New Cryptocurrency. Buy its Stock Instead.," 18 Jan. 2018 Companies that build privacy or security systems plugged into Oasis Labs’ blockchain will be able to provide cryptographic assurances to one another, or their customers, that their systems are doing what was promised, says Song. Tom Simonite, WIRED, "How a Startup Is Using the Blockchain to Protect Your Privacy," 11 July 2018 In 2013, Lavabit, a privacy-focused email service favored by Snowden, shut down entirely rather than comply with an order to turn over its cryptographic keys to the U.S. government. Jacob Silverman, Longreads, "Private Telegram, Public Strife," 3 July 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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