Encryption: Security Tool For Internet - While this tool...
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While this tool is useful for safeguarding the information during transmission, it cannot guarantee privacy after the data has been deciphered on the other end.
Encryption is an algorithmic process that converts plain text into scrambled and illegible appearance known as "cyphertext" as a means to provide privacy. The recipient of the encoded or encrypted message decodes it with the use of a "key", much like the simpler substitution codes played with by children.
Modern Web browsers can automatically encrypt text once connected or linked to a secure server, identifiable by a Web address starting with "https". The Web server then decrypts or decodes the data when it arrives. Thus, as the data passes between computers anybody attempting to spy on the information will gather only encrypted data, useless without the key.
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