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Jan 15 2009   7:20PM GMT

Tech Trivia Challenge – cryptography

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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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