Re: To decrypt or decipher

Subject: Re: To decrypt or decipher
From: "jane" <judydh -at- total -dot- net>
To: "Edwin Tudsbery" <tudsbery -at- matranet -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 1999 11:01:29 -0500

Decrypt. I haven't checked the dictionary, but since I've worked on SSL on two different projects, it keeps things really simple and the user, either novice or programmer, knows what I mean. Decipher, on the other hand, makes me think of doctor's handwriting :-) Meanwhile, I haven't seen 'decipher' used in reference to the Cipher Suite that SSL encryption uses for the handshake, but even if it isn't used, it would be a reasonable link for a knowledgable reader to assume.

hth

jane

-----Original Message-----
From: Edwin Tudsbery <tudsbery -at- matranet -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wednesday, December 01, 1999 10:53 AM
Subject: To decrypt or decipher


>
>Do the verb decrypt and the noun decryption exist? Or should I use "to
>decipher" and "deciphering".
>
>Any thoughts?
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