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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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Students have successfully used these Maplets to encipher, decipher, and cryptanalyze messages.
Since the performance of asymmetric ciphers generally is not as good as that of symmetric ciphers, the former usually are not used to encipher user data directly.
Is there one which doesn't enable any, say, 6-letter word to encipher into a transposal of a word?
Link-level enciphers the communications line at the bit level--data is deciphered upon entering the nodes.
Ideology is a suggestive epiphenomenal complex of visions and motivations that enciphers in itself the real foundation of life.
Adopted as a data security standard by the United States government in 1977, the DES enciphers a 64-bit block of plaintext into a 64-bit block of ciphertext under the control of a 56-bit key.
It becomes clear that Jupiter's ascension to the seventh branch of the tree enciphers an archetypal significance.
To make it a bit easier, and to assure a unique decipherment into simple English, you may assume that no letter enciphers into itself.
which prevents the leakage of information from hard disks removed from CPUs, and the 'Secure Backup System Construction Service,' which enciphers and backs up data recorded on various types of memory storage media.
Link-level enciphers the communications line at the bit level; data is deciphered upon entering the nodes.