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Encryption is the process of encoding information to make it unreadable to unauthorized parties. It requires the use of a cryptographic key, which is a set of mathematical values that both the sender and the recipient of an encrypted message agree on.
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Encrypted data is also known as ciphertext, while unencrypted data is known as plaintext.
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Data encryption is necessary for privacy, security, data integrity, and regulatory and compliance standards.
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In cryptography , encryption is the process of encoding information. This process converts the original representation of the information, known as plaintext , into an alternative form known as ciphertext

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Encryption is a way of scrambling data so that only authorized parties can understand the information. It requires the use of a cryptographic key, which is a set of mathematical values that both the sender and the recipient of an encrypted message agree on. Data encryption is necessary for privacy, security, data integrity, and regulatory and compliance standards, and is used to keep Internet browsing secure with HTTPS.

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Encryption is the method by which information is converted into secret code that hides the information's true meaning. The science of encrypting and decrypting information is called cryptography .
In computing, unencrypted data is also known as plaintext , and encrypted data is called ciphertext

What is Encryption and How Does it Work?
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Encryption is the method by which information is converted into secret code that hides the information's true meaning. The science of encrypting and decrypting information is called cryptography .
In computing, unencrypted data is also known as plaintext , and encrypted data is called ciphertext

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Data encryption is a way of translating data from plaintext (unencrypted) to ciphertext (encrypted). Users can access encrypted data with an encryption key and decrypted data with a decryption key.

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How secure is the Internet for sending sensitive information? Learn all about encryption, authentication, hash algorithms and more.

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