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A Look at Public Key Encryption Encryption is the process of disguising information by transforming plain text into gibberish or ciphertext which cannot be understood by an unauthorized person Decryption is the process of transforming ciphertext back into plaintext that can be read by anyone Example of encryption can be found in history for example in the era of the Cold War the Solviet Union and the United States would send electronic messages to one military point to another encrypted If the enemy intercepted the message they would have to crack this message to get the information Typically when governments used encryption they used a very complex method of encrypting messages Encryption does not have to be complex the Captain Video Decoder Rings that we had as children used encryption Youd encode your secret message such as Meet me by the swings by replacing the letters of the alphabet with substitute letters from a certain number of places away For example lets say we decide to use the key 4 That would mean wed switch each letter in our message with the letter that comes four places later in the alphabet D would become H R would become V and so on You or anyone else who knows the key can easily switch the H back to a D the V back to an R and figure out where to meet Theses two examples are on opposite sides of the spectrum but both have their similarities and their differences The major difference complexity the government pays mathematicians to research complex algorithms by which to encode the messages like the system used by Captain Video but these algorithms are complex enough that if you tried to crack them it would take you decades with even the most powerful computer today This complex mathematical code is what makes the text secure to anyone who tries to crack it Some similarities
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