birthday attack etymology

English word birthday attack comes from English birthday

Detailed word origin of birthday attack

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birthday English (eng) (intransitive, informal) To celebrate one's birthday. The anniversary of the day on which someone is born. [From 1570s]. The anniversary of the day on which something is created.. The date on which someone is born or something is created, more commonly called birthdate or date of birth.
birthday attack English (eng) A method of code decryption which exploits the so-called birthday paradox.