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A very simple definition of '''encryption''' is to obfuscate data an entity wishes to protect to the point it will take a third party considerable time to access (decrypt). The methods of encryption very from substitution ciphers to more modern methods such as digital ciphers which use an algorithm to obfuscate the data. Once the data is encrypted it is than referred to as cipher text. --[[User:Shawn1024|Shawn1024]] 02:50, 17 May 2006 (EDT)
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'''Encryption''' is a means to obfuscate data an entity wishes to protect to the point it will take a third party considerable time to access (decrypt) it. The methods of encryption vary from substitution ciphers to more modern methods such as digital ciphers which use an algorithm to obfuscate the data. Once the data is encrypted it is then referred to as cipher text.

Revision as of 11:10, 17 May 2006

Encryption is a means to obfuscate data an entity wishes to protect to the point it will take a third party considerable time to access (decrypt) it. The methods of encryption vary from substitution ciphers to more modern methods such as digital ciphers which use an algorithm to obfuscate the data. Once the data is encrypted it is then referred to as cipher text.