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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.
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== Also see ==
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* [[Application Specific Encryption]]
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* [[Full Disk Encryption]]
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* [[Operating System Password Encryption]]
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[[Category:Encryption]]

Latest revision as of 23:59, 20 July 2012

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.

Also see