Jun 16 2010

What is encryption?

Category: Mathematics


Encryption is a method of changing plain text information in its original form by rearranging and converting said information in a way that is only understood by individuals or programs with the ability to return it to its plain text form. Or simply, if a message is encrypted it almost guarantees that it can only read by those with the proper key to decode it. While the encryption of today is incredibly complex, the underlying theories of encryption are actually rather simple.

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