What is Encryption

Encryption

Definition:

File encryption is what is known as the process that takes certain information that makes sense and encrypts it so that it cannot be intercepted while it is through the web.

What is encryption for?

The purpose of encryption is to protect types of relevant information, such as bank account numbers, passwords, personal data, registration data, etc.

Types of encryption

Among the types of encryption we can distinguish:

  • Symmetric encryption: uses a key, which has to know both the sender and the receiver, to encrypt and decrypt the information.
  • Asymmetric encryption: There are two keys, one public and one private. The first can be the senders and receivers of the message. The last one is not known to anyone.
  • Hybrid encryption: This type of encryption is a mixture of the previous two.