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The scrambling of electronic information being stored and sent so that if someone wrongly receives such information it will not be readable.
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This process is called encryption and the resulting message is called the cyphertext version of the plaintext message.
CreditExpert.com uses a secure Web server allowing a user's browser program to interact via an encrypted session, and supports a secure sockets layer (SSL), 128-bit connection to scramble ordinary text or data into cyphertext to safeguard sensitive information.
Plaintext a a a a Message 1 1 1 1 b i r d +Key 2 9 18 4 Cyphertext 3 10 19 5 Decrypting the message proceeds in exactly the reverse of encryption as shown in item 2 of the able.