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Meaning of ENCRYPTION

Pronunciation:  enkr'ipshun

 
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 Definition: 

Any procedure used in cryptography to convert plaintext into ciphertext in order to prevent any but the intended recipient from reading that data.

There are many types of data encryption, and they are the basis of network security. Common types include data encryption standard and public-key encryption.

The unix command crypt performs encryption.

 

 

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