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The reversible transformation of data from the original (plaintext) to a difficult-to-interpret format (ciphertext) as a mechanism for protecting its confidentiality, integrity and sometimes its authenticity. Encryption uses an encryption algorithm and one or more encryption keys. See encryption algorithm and cryptography.
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Modern technology has provided a solution in the form of sophisticated schemes for encrypting digitized sounds and text.
Asymmetric encryption is based on algorithms that are complex and its performance overhead is more significant making it unsuitable for encrypting very large amounts of data.
Encrypting the data would protect the data, but destroy the ability to test against that data, since the format would be changed, and, if the encryption was randomized, destroy referential integrity in the database.
Suppose an attacker learns some key pairs of original speeches and their corresponding encrypted speeches in a Known Plaintext Attack model, the information available to the attacker under the Known Plaintext Attack model is that the attacker can derive the original speech from encrypted speech, which is impossible for encrypting speeches once.
However, by encrypting each pixel separately using homomorphic encryption, the service can operate on the encrypted pixels using f'.
RC4-2S algorithm has been chosen for encrypting the message.
"Encrypting data on both the external public facing 'Encrypt Zone' and the internal 'Staff Zone' enables the organisation to demonstrate it has taken all conceivable steps to protect user data.
No more deleting documents manually after encrypting them.
Malaysia is at the opposite end of the spectrum with only 17 percent of businesses surveyed encrypting all files in the cloud.

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