plaintext
noun Date: 1918 the intelligible form of an encrypted text or of its elements — compare ciphertext

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Plaintext —   [engl.], Klartext …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Plaintext — This article is about cryptography. For the computing term meaning the storage of textual material that is (largely) unformatted, see plain text. In cryptography, plaintext is information a sender wishes to transmit to a receiver. Cleartext is… …   Wikipedia

  • Plaintext — Mit Plain text (engl. für Klartext) werden Daten bezeichnet, die direkt unter Verwendung einer Zeichenkodierung in Text umgesetzt werden können. Zudem stellt dieser Text die eigentliche Information dar, das heißt zur Interpretation der Daten ist… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • plaintext — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : the plain language form of an encrypted text or of its elements PA in the cipher represents TH in the plaintext compare ciphertext, p III 4 …   Useful english dictionary

  • plaintext — /playn tekst /, n. the intelligible original message of a cryptogram, as opposed to the coded or enciphered version. Also called clear text. Cf. cryptography. [1915 20; PLAIN1 + TEXT] * * * …   Universalium

  • plaintext — plain•text [[t]ˈpleɪnˌtɛkst[/t]] n. crp the intelligible original message of a cryptogram, as opposed to the coded or enciphered version • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • plaintext —    Text that has not been encrypted in any way and that can be intercepted and read easily while in transit; usually applied to an unencrypted password.    See also cleartext …   Dictionary of networking

  • Plaintext-aware encryption — Plaintext awareness is a notion of security for public key encryption. A cryptosystem is plaintext aware if it is difficult for any efficient algorithm to come up with a valid ciphertext without being aware of the corresponding plaintext.From a… …   Wikipedia

  • Chosen-plaintext attack — A chosen plaintext attack (CPA) is an attack model for cryptanalysis which presumes that the attacker has the capability to choose arbitrary plaintexts to be encrypted and obtain the corresponding ciphertexts. The goal of the attack is to gain… …   Wikipedia

  • Known-plaintext attack — The known plaintext attack (KPA) is an attack model for cryptanalysis where the attacker has samples of both the plaintext (called a crib), and its encrypted version (ciphertext). These can be used to reveal further secret information such as… …   Wikipedia

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