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What is encryption?

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The process of converting information or data into a code, especially to prevent unauthorized access.

 

Background

Encryption is a term for the method by which data is converted from a readable form to an encoded version that can only be decoded by another entity if they have access to a decryption key, in other words, this is the process of changing data to make it unintelligible and scrambled if accessed by an unauthorized user.

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