Upon completion of a network security course, a student decides to pursue a career in cryptanalysis. What job would the student be doing as a cryptanalyst?
- cracking code without access to the shared secret key
- creating hashing codes to authenticate data
- making and breaking secret codes
- creating transposition and substitution ciphers
Explanation: Cryptanalysis is the practice and study of determining the meaning of encrypted information (cracking the code), without access to the shared secret key. This is also known as codebreaking.
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