Date Added: Jun 2011
Until recent advent, Cryptography exclusively referred to encryption, which is coined as the process of converting ordinary information (Plain Text) into unintelligible gibberish (Cipher Text). Decryption has been coined as the reverse process of moving from the unintelligible Cipher Text back to the original Plain Text. But, with modernization and globalization of notions, the podium has posed for alternative coinage. In colloquial use, the term Code is often used to mean any method of encryption or concealment of meaning. However, in Cryptography, Code has a more specific meaning, with a significant role too. Code means the replacement of Plain Text with a Code word. Increased literacy and adequate exposure was required by actual Cryptography.