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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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In theory, only the person or machine doing the scrambling and the recipient of the cyphertext know how to decrypt or unscramble the data since it will have been encrypted using an agreed-upon set of keys.
These keys are asymmetric because the key that encrypted the message cannot decrypt it.
With WISeID the information is converted from its recognizable format into a code that cannot be read without applying a complex algorithm to decrypt it.
In a public-key system, the user has one key - kept secret -- for encrypting the message and the recipient has a different but mathematically related key to decrypt the message.
Of course, all this data is encrypted when it is sent into the ether, but an enterprising villain might figure out a way to steal the data and then decrypt it later, or, more ominously, instruct the phone to decrypt the data before it is sent.
When new keys are used for each session, eavesdroppers or snoopers cannot use old keys to decrypt new messages.
Milestone's approach is to deploy application traffic management appliances in strategic positions within the network structure to decrypt and inspect at the application layer acceptable traffic patterns, turning away all other traffic.
For example, once a consumer selects a desired product from an encrypted CD-ROM, the iPower equipped system will decrypt the information based on credit limits and purchasing ability established with NDC's network.
SRK's unique architectural design has allowed for the development of out-of-the-box email encryption applications that encrypt and decrypt 75MB files in less than 5 seconds and add only 100K to file size.
Melton, Tracor Aerospace president, said, "The SRP will significantly reduce the investment required for classified database users to decrypt files previously encrypted by the U/SSP3110 at a central distribution site.
The new Applied Watch IDS appliance uses Breach Security's BreachView SSL to decrypt all SSL traffic for attack analysis and the open source version of the Snort IDS.
Ingrian's new ETL Utility enables organizations to quickly and efficiently encrypt and decrypt large volumes of data in flat files, supporting a wide variety of delimited and fixed position file formats.