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A known-plain-text attack is

[a]n analytical attack in which a cryptanalyst possesses a substantial quantity of corresponding plain text and cipher text.[1]
[a] method of attack on a crypto system where the cryptanalyst has matching copies of plain text, and its encrypted version.[2]

References Edit

  1. ATIS Telecom Glossary (full-text).
  2. Id.

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