Key

Pronunciation: /ki/ ?

In encryption, a key is something that allows you to decrypt an encrypted message. A key can be a book, a set of characters or numbers, a template, or anything that allows you to decrypt a message.

References

  1. key. http://wordnet.princeton.edu/. WordNet. Princeton University. (Accessed: 2011-01-08). http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=key&sub=Search+WordNet&o2=&o0=1&o7=&o5=&o1=1&o6=&o4=&o3=&h=.
  2. Simon Singh. The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography, reprint edition. Anchor, August 29, 2000.
  3. John Hershey. Cryptography Demystified. McGraw-Hill Professional, August 23, 2002.
  4. Chey Cobb. Cryptography for Dummies, pp 79-92. For Dummies, January 30, 2004.

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2010-03-04: Added "References" (McAdams, David.)
2008-02-19: Corrected spelling error (McAdams, David.)
2007-07-12: Initial version (McAdams, David.)

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