encryption


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en·cryp·tion

(en-krip'shŭn)
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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With PGP Command Line, the company says, customers can quickly integrate encryption into existing mainframe applications to help secure customer, partner, employee and other confidential data.
The study, released 23 December 2003, describes PC Guardian as the leading "challenger" in a crowded field of data encryption software solutions, ahead of solutions developed by numerous other firms, including IBM and Microsoft.
On countless occasions, this administration has sent high-powered people to the Hill, including Attorney General Janet Reno and FBI Director Louis Freeh, warning us that if encryption is freely exported, it will create serious domestic and international security problems and hamstring our law enforcement and intelligence operations.
Encryption is a mathematical formula used to protect privacy on an increasingly insecure Internet.
In 1977 the Data Encryption Standard (DES and later Triple DES) was adopted in the United States as the first federal standard.
Caine strives to acquire Gordian's company in order to sell Gordian's encryption technology to foreign powers (Gordian, despite his super-capitalist status, refuses to export his crypto products because, uh, this will make them
Asymmetric Encryption differs from symmetric encryption in that uses two keys: a public key known to everyone and a private key, or secret key, known only to the recipient of the message.
Effective encryption could make any electronic message - e-mail, cell-phone call, or wire transfer - indecipherable to anyone except the sender and the intended recipient.

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