What is encryption?

Subject E-Commerce
NU Year Set: 3.(a) Marks: 2 Year: 2013

In computing, encryption is the method by which plaintext or any other type of 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. Encryption is one of the most important methods for providing data security, especially for end-to-end protection of data transmitted across networks.

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