to decode or decipher.
- de·cryp·tion, noun
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How to use decrypt in a sentence
By contrast, the FBI rarely decrypts ransomware or arrests the attackers, who are typically based in countries like Russia or Iran that lack extradition agreements with the US.
In their spare time, they collaborate in finding and decrypting new ransomware strains.
They download the decryptor, they disassemble it, they reverse-engineer it, and they figure out exactly why we were able to decrypt their files.
On Wednesday, The Washington Post reported that Colonial didn’t have a plan to pay a ransom to DarkSide to decrypt data files, but on Thursday several other news outlets reported that Colonial did pay to unlock its data.Gas shortages persist as operations resume at downed pipeline | Jacob Bogage | May 14, 2021 | Washington Post
Colonial Pipeline has no plan at this point to pay a ransom to decrypt data files, said two people familiar with the matter.Panic buying strikes Southeastern United States as shuttered pipeline resumes operations | Will Englund, Ellen Nakashima | May 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Only the participants in any given chat have the keys to decrypt and read their own chats.Crypto for the Masses: Here’s How You Can Resist the NSA | Quinn Norton | May 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Assange did not have to decrypt them to share them with The New York Times, The Guardian, and Der Spiegel.
This is because they would be only available in encrypted form and there would be no way for someone like Assange to decrypt them.
No one may be able decrypt its email quickly without its help.How the State Department Can Stop the Next WikiLeaks | James C. Goodale | December 1, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
I want you to unlock this phone and then decrypt the files in its memory.
Tomorrow, we'll bring you back and ask you to decrypt the data on these memory sticks.
Because if they can decrypt it with your public key, it can only have been encrypted with your private key.
I'd decrypt it, read it, re-encrypt it with your boss's real public key and send it on.
British Dictionary definitions for decrypt
to decode (a message) with or without previous knowledge of its key
to make intelligible (a television or other signal) that has been deliberately distorted for transmission
- decrypted, adjective
- decryption, noun
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