|Subject||Computer and Network Security|
|NU Year||Set: 1.(c) Marks: 4 Year: 2017|
plaintext – information that can be directly read by humans or a machine (this article is an example of plaintext). Plaintext is a historic term pre-dating computers, when encryption was only used for hardcopy text, nowadays it is associated with many formats including music, movies and computer programs
cipher text – the encrypted data
When the plain text is process of encryption for security, it’s converting to chipper text.