Brian Cryer's Glossary of IT Terms with Links
- A method of protecting data by transforming it in such as way that a reader
cannot understand the data unless they know the decryption mechanism.
Encryption algorithms come in two general types: Symmetric algorithms and Asymmetric algorithms. Symmetric algorithms uses the same key to encrypt and decrypt. Asymmetric algorithms use a different key to encrypt and decrypt.
For more information see:
- http://everything.explained.at/Encryption/ - Encryption explained.