DES, Vigenere Square, and Caesar shift cipher just a few examples of a symmetric cipher.

# symmetric cipher (thing)

See all of symmetric cipher, no other writeups in this node.

See all of symmetric cipher, no other writeups in this node.

A form of cryptography in which the key required for encrypting is the same as the key required for decrypting. This pretty much describes all forms of cryptography before the 1970s. Sometimes this is also called symmetric-key cryptography.

DES, Vigenere Square, and Caesar shift cipher just a few examples of a symmetric cipher.