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Mallet

See also: mallet

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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Derived from the name of the inventor, Swiss engineer Anatole Mallet

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

Mallet (plural Mallets)

  1. A type of articulated locomotive, in which there are two powered trucks, with the rear truck being rigidly attached to the main body and boiler of the locomotive, while the front powered truck is attached to the rear by a hinge, so that it may swing from side to side, and with the front end of the boiler resting upon a sliding bearing on the swinging front truck.

Etymology 2Edit

Cryptographic scenarios use archetypal characters with standard names chosen to remember their role: Mallet was derived from "malicious" and "man-in-the-middle attack", as well as a mallet.

Proper nounEdit

Mallet

  1. (cryptography) Often the malicious party in examples of threat scenarios (synonym: Mallory). See Alice and Bob.
    • 1994, Bruce Schneier, Applied Cryptography, ISBN 9780471597568, p. 44:
      Even if Alice and Bob's public keys are stored on a datavase, this attack will work. Mallet can intercept Alice's database inquiry, and substitute his own public key for Alice's. He can do the same to Bob.