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en·cryp·tion

(en-krip'shŭn)
The scrambling of electronic information being stored and sent so that if someone wrongly receives such information it will not be readable.
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Last time we challenged cryptanalysts with a short message, enciphered in three different ways, with the objective of reading the message and reconstructing all three modes of encipherment.
Using the fact that R = 17 and U = 20 in numerical form, the encipherment is carried out in the following way.
In spy stories about cryptography, ciphers make for an analogue of poetic form, encipherment a parallel to an aspect of composition, and cryptanalysis an avatar of extreme new critical close-reading.
Quinn, haunted by nothing outside the text, seeks to eliminate the de-composing effects of body and world by encrypting--burying and encoding--himself in the ideal work of an other (the Work of his pseudonymous self), reducing himself to the naught of a cipher by a process of encipherment.
There are Berg's sketches; there are Berg's notations (the designations 'Math Thema', accompanying the musical encipherment of Mathilde's name - A, H, D, E in German notation, A, B, D, E in British - 'Umkehrung d.
As with most things in thi novel, Sutpen is there first: apparently motivated by a desire to make himself intelligible he holds two conversations, separated by thirty years, the former, a story about labor experience, is so concealed under the latter, a story about marital "innocence," that decipherment leads to encipherment.
If the (optional) confidentiality service is selected by the message originator, these recipient identifiers are used to control message encipherment.
While similar security management problems are associated with all types of encipherment, the electronic techniques used in scrambling and encryption can make the process virtually transparent to the user.