cryp·​to·​sys·​tem | \ ˌkrip-tō-ˈsi-stəm How to pronounce cryptosystem (audio) \

Definition of cryptosystem

: a method for encoding and decoding messages

Examples of cryptosystem in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So why is the internet still overleveraging a cryptosystem that is coming up on 45 years old? Lila Kee, Forbes, 6 May 2021 Obviously, this would be another potentially catastrophic touch point to have your cryptosystem fail you. Lila Kee, Forbes, 6 May 2021 The issues relate to RSA, the ubiquitous encryption algorithm and cryptosystem that helps protect everything from web browsers and VPNs to email and messaging applications. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, 7 Aug. 2019 If researchers could build a quantum computer that could outperform classical supercomputers, the thinking goes, cryptographers could use a particular algorithm called Shor’s algorithm to render the RSA cryptosystem unsalvageable. Quanta Magazine, 15 May 2017 For this reason, the RSA cryptosystem, an encryption scheme that derives its security from the difficulty of integer factorization, remains a popular tool for secure communication. Quanta Magazine, 15 May 2017

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First Known Use of cryptosystem

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cryptosystem

crypto- + system

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“Cryptosystem.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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