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Symmetric Encryption

We learned earlier that Symmetric encryption is an encryption scheme that encrypts and decrypts using the same secret key. Now we will explore a bit further into what that involves. Let’s start with a simple example: As pictured, if we start with the plain text hello, and use a Symmetric encryption algorithm of simply rotating the […]



Confidentiality is the concept of hiding or scrambling your data so that only the intended recipient has access. This is typically accomplished by some means of Encryption. Data before it has been encrypted is referred to as Plain text, or Clear text. After the data has been encrypted, it is referred to as Cipher text. The Cipher text should be completely […]


Mission Statement

If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself. –Albert Einstein The truest test to determine whether you know something or not is to try to explain it to someone else. Often, it’s in the process of explaining it to another that you finally master it yourself. I’ve found […]