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[sahy-fer-tekst] /ˈsaɪ fərˌtɛkst/
the encoded version of a message or other text; cryptogram.
Compare plaintext.
Origin of ciphertext
1935-40; cipher + text Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • ciphertext is information that has been encrypted into seemingly meaningless code.
  • Encryption transforms the plaintext data into an unreadable form, called ciphertext, using an encryption key.
  • The algorithm is applied to plaintext along with a secret key to make ciphertext or an unreadable format.
  • The resulting ciphertext value is compared to the original plaintext value.
  • Such technology is highly secure as it is not vulnerable to standard ciphertext attacks.
ciphertext in Technology

Text which has been encrypted by some encryption system.
Opposite: plaintext.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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