By Yash Tiwari
Cryptology is divided into – 1) Cryptography and 2) Cryptanalysis. Cryptography deals with the creation of ciphers and cryptosystems. Cryptanalysis deals with the breaking of ciphers and cryptosystems. Cryptanalysis can be done by various approaches or attacks like brute force, chosen plaintext and man in the middle attack. Web-based cryptanalysis tools are also available that can break the cryptosystems, teach about network security and test the cryptosystems in general.