Encryption is a process of locking up information so that only the intended recipients can unlock and access it. This is done by special software called “crypters”. They use mathematical procedures to convert data into a scrambled secret code. The recipient needs a password to unlock its contents. Encryption does not prevent the data from being intercepted. But an attacker that does manage to obtain the encrypted information will not be able to make sense of it.

The encryption process is like placing your valuables in a lockbox. Even if someone gains access to the box, they cannot open it without the key.

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