Cryptosystem - "Cryptographic System" Vs. "cryptosystem"

"Cryptographic System" Vs. "cryptosystem"

The Internet Security Glossary RFC 2828 dissuades from using the term "cryptosystem", giving the following definitions.

cryptosystem
(D) ISDs SHOULD NOT use this term as an abbreviation for cryptographic system. (For rationale, see: crypto.)
crypto
Except as part of certain long-established terms listed in this Glossary, ISDs SHOULD NOT use this abbreviated term because it may be misunderstood. Instead, use "cryptography" or "cryptographic".
Cryptography
  • History of cryptography
  • Cryptanalysis
  • Cryptography portal
  • Outline of cryptography
  • Symmetric-key algorithm
  • Block cipher
  • Stream cipher
  • Public-key cryptography
  • Cryptographic hash function
  • Message authentication code
  • Random numbers
  • Steganography


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