RE: To decrypt or decipher

Subject: RE: To decrypt or decipher
From: Kevin McLauchlan <KMcLauchlan -at- chrysalis-its -dot- com>
To: "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>, "'tudsbery -at- matranet -dot- com'" <tudsbery -at- matranet -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 1999 14:17:28 -0500

Well, since outfits like RSA and various goobermints
use encrypt/decrypt and encryption/decryption, I'm more
than comfortable doing so.

Also, whether justifiably or not, I take encipher/decipher
to be a subset of encrypt/decrypt.

In my work, I certainly refer to encryption, so I couldn't
do without a parallel word for the reverse operation.

Before encryption, that was worth 2 cents...
Before inflation, it was worth... 2 cents. :-)


Kevin McLauchlan
kmclauchlan -at- chrysalis-its -dot- com
makers of fine encryption hardware for all
your security, privacy, and verification needs


> -----Original Message-----
> From: tudsbery -at- matranet -dot- com [mailto:tudsbery -at- matranet -dot- com]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 1999 10:47 AM
> Subject: To decrypt or decipher
>
>
>
> Do the verb decrypt and the noun decryption exist? Or should I use "to
> decipher" and "deciphering".




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