Our WhatIs.com Tech Term is cryptography.
Cryptography, the science of information security, is most often associated with scrambling plaintext into ciphertext then back again. The four main objectives of cryptography are confidentiality, integrity, non-repudiation and authentication.
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This type of encryption makes it possible for text to be decrypted into two different messages, depending on the key used. What’s the secret word?
FDE automatically converts data on a hard drive into a form that cannot be understood by anyone who doesn’t have the key to undo the conversion. What does FDE stand for?
What’s the difference between cleartext and plaintext?
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