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Discipline or techniques employed in protecting integrity or secrecy of electronic messages by converting them into unreadable (cipher text) form. Only the use of a secret key can convert the cipher text back into human readable (clear text) form. Cryptography software and/or hardware devices use mathematical formulas (algorithms) to change text from one form to another.

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I wondered how information in a computer was kept safe and my friend, a computer expert, explained to me how cryptography worked.
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The overconfident security expert bragged endlessly about his "superior " cryptography skills, yet the sophisticated hacker group broke the code in short time and with seeming little effort.
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We decided to use cryptography to best secure our operations as we wanted to protect our selves from any potential losses.
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