Heard the term ‘Data Encryption’ and wondered what it actually means?

Data Encryption uses an algorithm to scramble or ‘encrypt data’ it then uses a key for the intended recipient/s to unscramble ‘decrypt data’. Putting it in basic terms it converts data from a readable into an encoded format.

This ensures that the information can only be read by the correct recipient and it also provides a means of proving that the information received is authentic and comes from the point of origin it claims to have come from.

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