What is encryption?

Encryption keeps your private data secure from prying eyes. Here's a basic explainer on how it works.

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If you've read anything about technology in the last few years, you may have seen the term encryption floating around. It's a simple concept, but the realities of its use are enormously complicated. If you need a quick 101 on what encryption is and how it's used on modern devices, you've come to the right place. But first, we have to start at the beginning.

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