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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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The study shows that only few cryptographic schemes that have implemented forward secrecy are used in the protection of EMRs, and very few of them use the forward secure secret key encryption scheme (FSSKES).
The second question has to do with understanding how forward secure secret key encryption scheme is different with other forward secure encryption schemes.
According to [4] these branches are, one, symmetric algorithms: the main characteristic of this algorithm is the sharing of the secret key, two parties will share the same key in performing encryption and decryption process.
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