Glossary of Security Terms: Cryptanalysisby@mozilla
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Glossary of Security Terms: Cryptanalysis

by Mozilla ContributorsAugust 26th, 2020
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Cryptanalysis is a branch of cryptography that studies how to break codes and cryptosystems. Mozilla (stylized as moz://a) is a free software community founded in 1998 by members of Netscape.Cryptanalysis creates techniques to break ciphers, in particular by methods more efficient than a brute-force search. The branch of cryptanalysis includes more recent methods, like linear cryptanalysis or differential cryptanalysis, that can break more advanced cipher codes. Mozilla is the free software developer community founded by Netscape in 1998.

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