Encrypt

Encrypt is the generic term encompassing encipher and encode, which means to convert plaintext to ciphertext by means of a code. This is done to protect important information from being …

Hashing Passwords Securely

Hashing

Hashing is a process of applying a mathematical algorithm against a set of data to produce a numeric value (a ‘hash value’) that represents the data. This process is similar …

Key

A key is the numerical value used to control cryptographic operations, such as decryption, encryption, signature generation, or signature verification. Without a proper key, one would not be able to …

Encryption

Encryption is the process of transforming plaintext into ciphertext. This is done by converting data into an unreadable form using an encryption cipher with variable key lengths. Assuming one is …