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How does data encryption work?

    Data encryption is a process of converting information into a code to secure it from unauthorized access or interception. It involves using algorithms and cryptographic keys to transform plain text into cipher text, making the data unreadable without the correct decryption key. There are two primary types of encryption: symmetric and asymmetric. Symmetric encryption uses a single key for both encryption and decryption, while asymmetric encryption involves a pair of public and private keys. Encryption is widely used to protect sensitive data during transmission over networks or while stored on devices, ensuring the confidentiality and integrity of the information.


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