Encryption is the process of mathematically processing data using an encryption “key“, such as a password or passphrase, in such a way that the result of the combination is unrecognizable as the original. Encrypted data can be restored to its original form by reprocessing it, using the original encryption key (symmetric encryption) or the matching key of a key pair« Back to Glossary Index
- How does website or VPN encryption work? - Using a bunch of mathematical magic, a key pair is generated. But that's just where the fun starts.
- Encryption, Padlocks, and Back Doors - Government agencies are increasingly pushing for a "back door" to encryption. I'll look at what that means, and why it's such horrible idea.
- VeraCrypt: Free Open Source Industrial Strength Encryption - VeraCrypt provides a solution for encrypting sensitive data -- everything from portable, mountable volumes to entire hard disks.
- Is application-provided encryption secure? - Lots of people keep their passwords and sensitive information in documents or spreadsheets sporting a password. Is that really safe?