cipher key

cipher key noun
A key to a cipher or piece of secret writing
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  • Cipher key — Cipher Ci pher, n. [OF. cifre zero, F. Chiffre figure (cf. Sp.cifra, LL. cifra), fr. Ar. [,c]ifrun, [,c]afrun, empty, cipher, zero, fr. [,c]afira to be empty. Cf. {Zero}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Arith.) A character [0] which, standing by itself,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cipher — Ci pher, n. [OF. cifre zero, F. Chiffre figure (cf. Sp.cifra, LL. cifra), fr. Ar. [,c]ifrun, [,c]afrun, empty, cipher, zero, fr. [,c]afira to be empty. Cf. {Zero}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Arith.) A character [0] which, standing by itself, expresses… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cipher disk — The Union Cipher Disk from the American Civil War was 3.75 inches (95 mm) in diameter and made of light yellow heavy card stock. It consisted of two concentric disks of unequal size revolving on a central pivot. The disks were divided along their …   Wikipedia

  • Key schedule — In cryptography, the so called product ciphers are a certain kind of ciphers, where the (de )ciphering of data is done in rounds . The general setup of each round is the same, except for some hard coded parameters and a part of the cipher key,… …   Wikipedia

  • key word — noun 1. a word that is used as a pattern to decode an encrypted message • Hypernyms: ↑key 2. a significant word used in indexing or cataloging • Hypernyms: ↑word • Part Holonyms: ↑index * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Key exchange — is any method in cryptography by which cryptographic keys are exchanged between users, allowing use of a cryptographic algorithm. If Alice and Bob wish to exchange encrypted messages, each must be equipped to decrypt received messages and to… …   Wikipedia

  • cipher — [sī′fər] n. [ME cifre < OFr cyfre < ML cifra < Ar ṣifr, ṣefr, a cipher, nothing < ṣafara, to be empty] 1. the symbol 0, indicating a value of zero 2. a person or thing of no importance or value 3. a) a system of secret writing based… …   English World dictionary

  • Key management — is a term used to describe two different fields; (1) cryptography, and (2) physical key management (or electronic key management) within building or campus access control.In cryptography, key management includes all of the provisions made in a… …   Wikipedia

  • Key Wrap — constructions are a class of symmetric encryption algorithms designed to encapsulate (encrypt) cryptographic key material. The Key Wrap algorithms are intended for applications such as (a) protecting keys while in untrusted storage, or (b)… …   Wikipedia

  • key — Ⅰ. key [1] ► NOUN (pl. keys) 1) a small piece of shaped metal which is inserted into a lock and rotated to open or close it. 2) an instrument for grasping and turning a screw, peg, or nut. 3) a lever depressed by the finger in playing an… …   English terms dictionary

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