Kerckhoffs' Principle/Related Articles
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- Cryptography : A field at the intersection of mathematics and computer science that is concerned with the security of information, typically the confidentiality, integrity and authenticity of some message.
- Cipher : A means of combining plaintext (of letters or numbers, or bits), using an algorithm that mathematically manipulates the individual elements of plaintext, into ciphertext, a form unintelligible to any recipient that does not know both the algorithm and a randomizing factor called a cryptographic key
- Snake oil (cryptography) : Describes the manufacture and sale of information security products which instill in the consumer a false sense of security, because in reality the product does not make the information any more secure