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Examples of cryptography in a Sentence
Companies often use cryptography to protect private information.
Recent Examples of cryptography from the Web
The response by the developers of cryptography software is to implement their algorithms in such a way as to defend against these data leaks.
Without having the cryptography keys of the people talking, all the system administrators would see was meaningless gobbledegook.
Inspired by the January disclosure of the bugs, security researchers are digging into chip attacks and uncovering even more flaws, said Paul Kocher, an independent cryptography expert who with others discovered Spectre.
The services could benefit everyday applications such as cryptography and lotteries—and also research.
There are several reasons for that, said Riana Pfefferkorn, cryptography fellow at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society.
In the summer of 2014, a few months after their honeymoon, Arthur wrote a pair of white papers, under the pseudonym LM Goodman, and posted them on the cryptography listserv famous for Bitcoin’s quiet debut.
At the time email was being invented, so were new forms of cryptography.
Bill Barhydt, who worked on cryptography for the CIA, responded to Roubini.
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Did You Know?
For a word having to do with secrets, "cryptography" has a surprisingly transparent etymology. The word traces back to the Greek roots kryptos, meaning "hidden," and graphein, meaning "to write." "Kryptos" - which in turn traces to the Greek verb kryptein, meaning "to hide" - is a root shared by several English words, including "crypt," "cryptic," and "encrypt." "Krypton," the name of a colorless gaseous element used especially in some fluorescent lamps and photography flashes, also comes from "kryptos." The name was chosen because the gas is rare and hard to find.
Origin and Etymology of cryptography
CRYPTOGRAPHY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cryptography for English Language Learners
: the process of writing or reading secret messages or codes
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