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Encryption

The coding of sensitive information for transfer online or otherwise electronically. One may encrypt data to prevent anyone other than the intended recipient from accessing it. For example, if one buys a product online and enters credit card information into an electronic form, that information is usually encrypted so hackers and potential identity thieves cannot use it for illicit purposes.

encryption

The manipulation of data to prevent accurate interpretation by all but those for whom the data is intended. Financial institutions use encryption to increase the security of data transmitted via the Internet.
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To achieve the service data integrity the hash value of the message may be considered as the first element of the first m-point integer sequence of the plain text and hence the first element of the first m-point integer sequence of the cipher text is the encryption of the hash value.
Each encrypted block is XORed with the previous block of cipher text.
Because a token is not mathematically derived from the original data, it is arguably even safer than cipher text.
Key product features include: * Repeating Values Protection: encrypt identical plain-text values to varied cipher text values -- protect potential repeating values in a database, such as salaries, PIN's.
In the original example, the key is "3" If the key is changed to "7", the cipher text would be:
Product innovation is key to our continued commitment to meeting our customers' needs as evidenced by our recent addition to the nuBridges Protect product line--nuBridges Protect Token Manager--a new module that allows companies to further protect encrypted data by removing cipher text from applications and databases where it is more vulnerable to unauthorized decryption and theft, and storing it in a central data vault.