In terms of web hosting, data is an essential component in the transfer of information across the World Wide Web. When we think of data in the context of the internet it comes in the form of digital data, this data can be manipulated to produce secure ways of viewing and transferring the data from one client to the next. In the current climate, this is an essential process as so much information that exists online today relates to private financial information, online accounts and other extremely sensitive personal details about users that must be kept secure.
A good example of encryption is a login for an online account with your bank – It’s vital that the flow of information between yourself and the bank is only seen by you and the bank only. How is this possible? Something must be done to the data so the data is transferred in a way to only make it visible to a target person (or audience)? The method applied to manipulate data in this way is called encryption.
Encryption can be defined as “the process of converting information or data into a code, especially to prevent unauthorised access” and there are a few different ways in which given data can be encrypted: –
This is just a short piece that by no means covers everything around the process of encryption, there is much more to the subject should you wish to delve deeper!
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