Encryption is the process of encoding data. Encryption is accomplished using an algorithm and a set of keys, including public and symmetric keys.
Running the data through the algorithm with the keys in place transforms the data, originally in some sort of text format, into unreadable ciphertext.
Converting the data back into text format reverses the encoding formula.
The purpose of encryption is to protect the data from unauthorized parties.Back to Glossary
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