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cryptography

(krip-tog′ră-fē) [ crypt- + -graphy]
The science and techniques of concealing or disguising information through encoding and decoding. In the health professions cryptography is used to ensure the confidentiality of medical records.
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He served as an army cryptographer in World War II before starting his career in the advertising/publicity department at Columbia Pictures.
Three years ago, Tsutomo Matsumoto, a cryptographer, molded gelatine into a fake finger that successfully tricked fingerprint recognition devices 80 percent of the time.
Walter Rothschild, an American Egyptologist and cryptographer, once abandoned his wife and young daughter to pursue his desire to solve such riddles.
Then he said: "How would you like to be a cryptographer?" I didn't know a cryptographer from a hole in the ground, so I asked the key question: "Where is the training school?" "Trinity-Pawling School, Pawling, New York," he replied.
"However, it may imply that if your livelihood depends on a reliable source of random numbers, as a cryptographer's might, then some commercially available random number generators might serve you better."
For the average user who wants to know about cryptography without gaining the proficiency of a cryptographer, Cryptography for Dummies is the perfect introduction.
As a cryptographer he coded and decoded secret information on guided missiles and submarine reconnaissance.
UNDERSTANDING what Lex Gold means by listening to what he says is a job for a cryptographer.
Micali, an MIT professor and world-renowned cryptographer, is known by many as the father of the modern theory of proof systems.
Navy as a cryptographer, attaining the rank of lieutenant.