Decrypt


Decrypt

In telecommunications, the term decrypt has the following meanings:

1. [A] generic term encompassing decode and decipher.

2. To convert encrypted text into its equivalent plaintext by means of a cryptosystem. (This does not include solution by cryptanalysis.)

"Note:" The term "decrypt" covers the meanings of "decipher" and "decode."

Source: from Federal Standard 1037C and from the National Information Systems Security Glossary and from the Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms


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