Examples of encrypt in a Sentence
The software will encrypt the message before it is sent.
Recent Examples of encrypt from the Web
The first reports out of cybersecurity firms [suggested] a new variant of WannaCry, a virus that encrypted data and demanded a ransom … was on the loose.
The RTV report said computers were infected by ransomware that encrypted hard drives at APM Terminals.
Encrypted messaging apps like Telegram have taken off, and allow of a form of communication completely out of the government's sight; even Iran's presidential campaigns have embraced Telegram.
Ben-Oni learned of the attack only when a contractor, working from home, switched on her computer to find that all her data had been encrypted and that attackers were demanding a ransom to unlock it.
WannaCry locks up files and encrypts them so the owner has no access.
Much of the conversation on Thursday focused on comparisons between the House and Senate iterations of the bill, further encrypting the tragedy of the tens of millions of Americans that would lose care.
Jon credits his wife, Cindy, a former University of Tennessee cheerleader, for Deuce’s strength and DNA-encrypted dedication.
Dark-web technology was originally developed by U.S. intelligence agencies to allow for encrypted communication.
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Origin and Etymology of encrypt
en- + crypt- (as in cryptogram)
First Known Use: 1944See Words from the same year
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Definition of encrypt for English Language Learners
: to change (information) from one form to another especially to hide its meaning
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