# Ciphertext synonyms

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algorithm (related)

A finite set of unambiguous instructions that, given some set of initial conditions, can be performed in a prescribed sequence to achieve a certain goal and that has a recognizable set of end conditions.

cryptography or “crypto” (related)

A protected form of data. To transform a piece of plaintext into ciphertext, or to transform ciphertext into plaintext, an individual needs both an algorithm and a key. Keys are variable parameters of the algorithm. Whereas algorithms are widely distributed and public, the keys are limited to just a few individuals because knowing the key gives someone access to the data encrypted with that key. A protected form of data. To transform a piece of plaintext into ciphertext, or to transform ciphertext into plaintext, an individual needs both an algorithm and a key. Keys are variable parameters of the algorithm. Whereas algorithms are widely distributed and public, the keys are limited to just a few individuals because knowing the key gives someone access to the data encrypted with that key. The key’s size is an indication of its strength. It is an indication of the difficulty a cracker would have in ascertaining the plaintext from the ciphertext without knowing the particulars of the key. This difficulty, based on the size of the key, is known as the “work factor.” Oracle Corporation. Oracle Security Server Concepts. [Online, 1997.] Oracle Corporation Website. http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/doc/oracle/network803/A54088_01/ conc1.htm#438378.

key (related)

(Telegraphy and radio telegraphy) To depress (a telegraph key).

plaintext (related)

The unencrypted form of an encrypted message.

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**ciphertext**. In this page you can discover 4 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for**ciphertext**, like: algorithm, cryptography or “crypto”, key and plaintext.