Origin of encrypt
1940–45; en-1 + -crypt (abstracted from cryptic, cryptography, etc.), modeled on encode
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Examples from the Web for encrypted
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Our systems are far more secure and encrypted than anyone else, including Apple.‘The Fappening 4’: More Celeb Nudes Leak Online Including the First Man, Seems to Be Dying Down
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Using HTTPS, however, changes that, and makes sure your information is protected and encrypted as you happily surf across the web.Surf Better With These 9 Killer Google Chrome Extensions
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There are now several forms of encrypted digital currency out there; WikiLeaks suggests Litecoin as another option.How to Help Pay for Snowden’s Getaway Without Being Caught? Bitcoins.
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Saudi Arabia is threatening to shut down Skype and other encrypted services.What Were Egypt’s Divers Up To With Underwater Cables?
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I typed, then encrypted it to my public key and mailed it off.
There were a couple dozen encrypted messages from people in the web of trust.
Then I came to one that was only encrypted to my public key.
Because if they can decrypt it with your public key, it can only have been encrypted with your private key.
I signed it and encrypted it with my private key and the public key Masha had provided.
- to put (a message) into code
- to put (computer data) into a coded form
- to distort (a television or other signal) so that it cannot be understood without the appropriate decryption equipment
C20: from en- 1 + crypt, as in crypto-
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Word Origin and History for encrypted
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To alter information using a code or mathematical algorithm so as to be unintelligible to unauthorized readers.
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